Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader swam across the English Channel with only one arm and one leg – due to a teenage train accident – in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990. He tells his story.
Walid is a disabled Egyptian open water swimmer who only has one arm and one leg due to a train accident as a teenager. But he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990 at the age of 19 with David Whyte as his escort pilot. He received the Channel