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Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel completes record-breaking Channel crossing

Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed a record-breaking crossing of the English Channel, landing in Calais, France, just before 7am on Sunday. The 35-year-old Australian took 10 hours and 40 minutes to make her 35th Channel crossing after leaving Abbot’s Cliff beach near Folkestone on Saturday evening. The 21-mile trip means Ms McCardel moves to second on the list of the most Channel swims, passing the men’s record of 34 held by British athlete Kevin Murphy.

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