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Oly Rush completes 37-hour non-stop swim round Grand Cayman island

At this point in my life, I don’t know that I could possibly stay awake for a full 37 hours without taking regular naps on the chesterfield.


An eco campaigner, who has raised thousands of pounds for charity, is thought to be the first person to swim round a Caribbean island non-stop.

Oly Rush, 37, completed the 95.5km (59.3 mile) swim around Grand Cayman in 36 hours and 59 minutes.

Mr Rush, from Upton, Dorset, said the “absolutely brutal” challenge was “the hardest thing” he has completed. »

Congratulations Oly!

How Jacky Hunt-Broersma ran 104 marathons in 104 days running on a prosthetic leg: ‘Just focus on the next step’

In 2020, when amputee ultra runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma saw that Alyssa Amos Clark had broken the record for running 95 marathons in as many days, she thought to herself, “Well, that would be interesting to try and do. Especially running on a prosthetic leg …”

Two years later, in late April, 46-year-old Hunt-Broersma broke the record, which could take up to a year for Guinness World Records to ratify, with 104 marathons in 104 days, including the Boston Marathon’s para-athletic race (which was Day 92).

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