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Scotland: More than 52 hours in Loch Ness – extreme swimmer Ross Edgley breaks the record

2022-09-24T19:28:36.589Z

Ross Edgley once swam around Great Britain, now he endured more than two days in the freezing cold Loch Ness. However, he had to send the thanks afterwards from the hospital to his supporters.



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Ross Edgley swam about 79 kilometers

Photo: Jonty Storey / dpa

British extreme athlete Ross Edgley swam through Loch Ness for more than two days.

With 52 hours and 39 minutes in which he neither went ashore nor held on to a boat, the 36-year-old broke the record for the longest open water swim in the famous Scottish lake, as the PA news agency reported on Saturday night.

Edgley covered an estimated 79 kilometers – despite rain and wind, some of which were heavy, and temperatures of just five degrees Celsius.

He went ashore at Fort Augustus on Friday afternoon.

After the swimming record, the adventurer published a picture of himself in the hospital, lying in a bed on the Instagram platform.

"As you can probably tell, the swim didn't quite go to plan," Edgley wrote.

He does not give any more details.

Edgley also wanted to raise awareness of kelp forests in Scotland with his extreme swim.

"It was one of the biggest challenges of my career, both physically and mentally," he said.

The endurance athlete became famous when he swam around Great Britain in 157 days in 2018.

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Source: spiegel

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