SAM POULSEN COMPLETES 21-MILE NORTH CHANNEL SWIM FROM IRELAND TO SCOTLAND

Sam Poulsen, a physiotherapist from London, became just the 25th woman in history and 68th person overall since 1947 to complete the 21-mile swim across the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland.

The 28-year old Poulsen finished the swim in 11 hours and 12 minutes despite facing lions mane jellyfish and water temperatures of 13 degrees celsius (55.4 farenheit). Lions mane jellyfish, the largest known species of jellyfish in the world, have up 1,200 tentacles and deliver a sting that can be very painful for humans.

 

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