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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Channel Swim Record

FOLKESTONE, England () -- Chad Hundeby of the United States broke the English Channel swimming record, shattering by 23 minutes the 16-year-old mark previously held by a woman.

Hundeby, a former world champion over 25 kilometers, negotiated the waters Tuesday from Dover, England, to Cap Gris-Nez, France, in 7 hours 17 minutes. The previous record, 7:40, was set by Penny Lee Dean in 1978.