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Adventurer set to finish round-Britain swim

Ross Edgley is poised to become the first swimmer to complete the 1,780-mile circumnavigation of the mainland.

Adventurer Ross Edgley is poised to become the first swimmer to complete a circumnavigation of Great Britain.

The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, will be joined for the final mile of his 1,780-mile (2,864km), 155-day Great British Swim around the mainland by 300 swimmers in Margate on Sunday.

Edgley left the Kent town on June 1, swimming in a clockwise direction, and has not set foot on land since, swimming up to 12 hours a day, including through the night.

He has battled strong tides and currents in cold water, storms, jellyfish and swimming into winter.

 

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