Ross Edgley swims around Great Britain for first time in history
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The finish line was marked by a large air-filled construction at the beach, with thebrand on it. Upon reaching the shore, Ross Edgley was welcomed by a large crowd, several hundreds of people. People ordered three pizzas for Ross Edgley at local theme park .
Ross Edgley said, "It feels a bit weird on land, [...] a bit too solid for my liking! I almost fell over when I started to jog into shore. [...] My feelings now are pride, tiredness and relief. It's been a team effort and it's thanks to the whole crew, the support I've received from the public."
Several hundred swimmers joined Ross Edgley on the last mile. Two Red Bull planes also accompanied the swimmer at the last mile.
Ross Edgley had been swimming for six hours twice each day when possible, in a wetsuit. He spent the remaining time eating or sleeping on his support boat, anamed "Hectate". Sailor Matthew Knight piloted the catamaran.
Ross Edgley shared photos and text about the adventure on Instagram. The photos and communication showed that he faced problems withand large waves, while in other times the weather favoured his swim. He also sustained bruised feet as a result of the swimming. In the salt environment he also had "disintegrating tongue".
On August 14, the 74th day of the swim, Ross Edgley reportedly beat the world duration record for a staged sea swim, 73 days. Ross Edgley started the swim on June 1. Red Bull backed the swim.
In 2016 Ross Edgley climbed a height equivalent to Mount Everest's, on a rope in less than 24 hours.
Ross Edgley is from Lincolnshire.
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