Sunday, 25 October 2015

Grandfather becomes oldest man to swim English Channel at 70

Roger Allsopp has succeeded in becoming the world's oldest man to swim the English Channel.
Aged 70 years and 4 months, the retired breast cancer surgeon, completed the 21-nautical mile swim in 17 hours and 51 minutes and 19 seconds.
Roger beat the current Guinness World Record held by American George Brunstad who made the swim aged 70 years and 4 days on 29 August 2004.
Roger said: "I feel an immense sense of achievement and relief that I have been successful."
Anna Orford, Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator said: 'To swim the English Channel is a great challenge and to do it at the mature age of 70 years is astounding! We are very pleased to congratulate Roger on this achievement and in doing so setting a new Guinness World Record."
Supported by nutritional and wellbeing supplement company, Healthspan whose founder/CEO Derek Coates himself suffered cancer 30 years ago, Roger is hoping to raise £750,000 that will purchase this state-of-the art technology outright needed for cancer research.

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