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BBC Radio Norfolk's David Webster swims the Channel
David Webster swam the English Channel in 13 hours and 15 minutes
David Webster swam the English Channel in 13 hours and 15 minutes

A BBC Radio Norfolk presenter has swum the English Channel in honour of his father who died from cancer.

David Webster completed the 21-mile (34km) route from Folkestone to Calais in 13 hours and 15 minutes on Tuesday, 21 September 2010.

"The swim was absolutely immense... after two hours my left shoulder nearly gave up," said David.

So far he has raised nearly £2,000 for Norfolk and Waveney cancer charity The Big C.

"You can't really understand how much pain you go through - 13 hours of one arm after the other, it's really, really, really tough," said David.

David swam the route in excellent weather conditions after waiting seven days for them to improve.




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