Frenchman completes Bering Strait swim

Frenchman Philippe Croizon has completed his traverse of the Bering Strait to become the first man without limbs to swim across the U.S.-Russian border. His achievement follows Friday's announcement that Croizon and his team may be unable to secure the final boarder permits to pass the U.S. maritime boarder and enter Russian waters.

ABC News reported Saturday that Croizon had completed his paddle of the Bering Strait, beginning at Little Diomede Island, Alaska, U.S.A. and finishing at Big Diomede, Russian. The two-and-a-half-mile swim took Croizon about an hour and 20 minutes to complete.

Croizon's completion of the Bering Strait crossing was the final leg in his tour of transcontinental channels linking Asia and North America.  Within the last three months Croizon has traversed from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia, Africa to Asia across the Red Sea and Europe and Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar.

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