Cancer survivor's 54-hour swim

World | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 18 Sep 2019

An American breast cancer survivor yesterday became the first person to swim across the Channel four times non-stop in a 54-hour feat of endurance.

Sarah Thomas, 37, was seen in a Facebook video arriving at Dover on the southern English coast with supporters cheering her on. "I feel a little sick," she says.

In a post on Saturday before setting off, Thomas wrote: "This swim is dedicated to all the survivors out there."

Thomas said the hardest part of the swim was dealing with the salt water, which left her throat and mouth sore. She said she also got stung in the face by a jellyfish.

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh wrote on Twitter that her achievement was "extraordinary, amazing, super-human."

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