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Cruise Weekly - - News -

EN­JOY­ING a re­lax­ing swim is quite of­ten one of the main things on a cruise-goer’s list when em­bark­ing on a their ideal hol­i­day - but Bri­tish strong­man Ross Edge­ley has taken the idea of get­ting wet for fun to a whole new level.

The in­trepid ad­ven­turer re­cently be­came the first swim­mer to cir­cum­nav­i­gate the whole of Great Bri­tain, spend­ing a whop­ping 157 days in the wa­ter to se­cure the ti­tle.

Edge­ley suf­fered 37 jel­ly­fish stings, a rot­ting tongue, sus­pected torn shoul­der and an open neck wound dur­ing his epic at­tempt, be­fore emerg­ing from the wa­ter to a crowd of 300 who helped him limp across the fin­ish line.

“It was strange... I was just re­ally wor­ried I was gonna stack it and face plant the floor,” he was said to com­ment.

In the words of one wise fish, just keep swim­ming.

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