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Limbless man plans to swim globe

Philippe Croizon, who became the first limbless man to swim the English Channel two years ago, is planning to swim around the world in record time in the next four months.

Mr Croizon (44), from Chatellerault in central France, plans to swim four straits between five continents before the end of August, with long-distance swimmer, Arnaud Chassery. Only one swimmer has ever swum all four straits before.

Mr Croizon and Mr Chassery, will represent Handicap International at events around the world during their venture. (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent