The English Channel

On this day in 1875, Matthew Webb became the first man to successfully swim the English Channel. Since then many others have managed to swim from England to France or vice-versa. Here is more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_English_Channel_swimmers

And here is a more recent success for Sport Relief:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sport_relief/7282858.stm

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