So Close, Yet So Far

So Close, Yet So Far

John Laurens took an aerial photo of the English Channel that he sent to his schoolmate David Minty who crossed the English Channel twice, once as a 14-year-old in 1977 (11:36) and a second time as a 16-year-old in a 1979 race with John Kinsella and other invited professionals (12:00).

Minty was also the third person to complete a circumnavigation around his native island of Jersey in 1977 in 10 hours 54 minutes.

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