By Sue Osborne and Phillip Whitten
FROM A BOAT ON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, August 1. GERMAN open water distance ace Christof Wandratsch broke the world record for the English Channel, crossing today with a time of 7 hours, 3 minutes, 53 seconds, according to an English Channel Internet Group that accompanied the swim.
Wandratsch, they said, was swimming "bolt fast" from the start, and feeding on a quick rollover of three to six seconds! The swim was made with Channel Pilot Mike Oram. English Channel King, Kevin Murphy was on the crew as an official.
We will provide more details on the record swim as we receive them.