Sunday, July 5, 2009

Open Water Archives - An Arm Up On The English Channel

In 1963, Kendall Mellor from Yorkshire, English became the 79th person to successfully cross the English Channel in 16 hours and 53 minutes - and the first to do it with a broken arm.

Kendall was representative of the grit and mental focus of English Channel swimmers when he unknowingly broke it when he slammed into an escort boat.

Photo from Solo Swims.

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