Monday, May 08, 2006


Helen Radford-St John of Manchester set a record on Monday by becoming the first person to cross the English Channel by floating motionless in the water and allowing only the channel currents to carry her across.

This unique feat has only been previously attempted on three occasions, all ending in failure. After her crossing, which took 2 days, 17 hours, and 43 minutes to accomplish, Miss Radford-St John said "I never doubted for a moment that I would make it. I want to thank everyone who believed in me. It really is a dream come true for me."

The accompanying file photo shows Helen in training for her record feat.



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channel crossings said...

Really a unique feat, crossing english channel like this... great and thumbs up for creating new record.