Fighters To The Very End

Fighters To The Very End

In a follow-up to the training partners Gilles Chalandon and Jordan Waxman who had to negotiate, fight and swim their way out some serious trouble at Brighton Beach in New York (see story here, the two men came out swinging against the elements and, remarkably, they both successfully crossed the English Channel on the exact same day.

Jordan crossed in about 14 hours flat on September 28th and Gilles left about 11 hours later and crossed in 14:31. As a 52-year-old Gilles joins the Half Century Club, the exclusive club reserved for individuals over the age of 50 who have swum the English Channel.

“It was fitting that good training buddies crossed the same day,” said Jordan. “Mine was by happenstance, as I was supposed to cross in August but all swims were blown out by high winds. I went back a month later.”

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