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Meet Marie: The first person to swim from Mizen to Fastnet Rock

A Cork woman has expressed her delight at becoming the first ever person to swim from Mizen Head to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

Carrigaline’s Marie Watson completed the 18 kilometre swim in just under six hours on Wednesday.

“I’m thrilled, I honestly can’t believe it,” she said, speaking to Cork's Evening Echo.

“I’m in a state of euphoric glory,” she laughed.

“It’s not just about me though, it’s about the team behind me as well.

“The people on the boat and those who trained with me have been fantastic and I couldn’t have done it without them,” added Marie.

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