Aussie Trent Grimsey sets Channel record

TRENT Grimsey, FINA's top ranked Open Water swimmer, has broken the record for crossing of the English Channel.

The Queenslander began his 34km marathon at Dover in southern England at approximately 9:30am local time Saturday (1830 AEST) and arrived at Cap-Gris-Nez, France in a time of 6 hours 55 minutes flat, breaking Bulgarian Petar Stoychev's record of 6hr 57min 50secs.

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