SwimmingChloë McCardel swims Channel for record-breaking 44th time
Australian marathon swimmer celebrates achievement 12 years after setting out on her first crossingAlexandra ToppingWed 13 Oct 2021 10.48 EDT
Last modified on Wed 13 Oct 2021 13.58 EDT
It has taken her 12 years, more than 450 hours in bitingly cold water and at least 1.5m strokes – but finally the Australian marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel has become the queen of the Channel by swimming the stretch of water between England and France for the 44th time.
Wrapped in an Australian flag as she celebrated her record-breaking swim, McCardel said she had been waiting
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