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Caroline Block On Her North Channel Double Attempts

Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Manhattan Island, New York.

During a swim around Manhattan Island, Ger Kennedy spoke with Caroline Block about her second attempt at an unprecedented two-way crossing of the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

For the third time, Block successfully completed a crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland. She initially crossed in 14 hours 31 minutes in August 2016. Then again in 15 hours 32 minutes in August 2017. Yesterday, she completed her first leg of her two-way attempt in 16 hours 45 minutes, escorted by Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services.

In 2017, she continued to swim until the 28 hour 55 minute mark; in 2018, she continued for 26 hours 11 minutes traversing the channel before the tidal flows became too much to continue. But she will be back from another attempt.

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