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    Adventurer Swims Around Mainland UK in World First

    That’s going with the flow. Ross Edgley swam into history books yesterday after completing a 157-day journey around the entire 1,780-mile British coast. The 33-year-old adventurer, who had previously rope-climbed the height of Mount Everest, began his epic swim on June 1. Each day, Edgley swam for 12 hours, averaging around 11 miles while consuming the caloric equivalent of five Christmas dinners. He battled jellyfish stings and strong currents, while his tongue partially disintegrated from exposure to seawater — but Edgley said, “I’m still not bored of swimming.”

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