Quadruple amputee swims English Channel

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by Robert Stachowicz
The first quadruple amputee swam across the English Channel in 13 1/2 hours on Sunday. Philippe Croizon, 42, from France, he completed the 21-mile swim twice as fast as his team had expected. According to the Guardian Croizon set off at 6:30 a.m. expecting to swim 24 hours. MSNBC reports that he lost his arms and legs 16 years ago after being electrecuted while fixing his TV antenna. While in the hospital he watched a documentary about swimming the channel which eventually turned into his ambition. For the past two years Croizon has been spending 30 hours each week perfecting his swimming technique.

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