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Five months in the water sounds like something most people probably wouldn't survive. That's not the case for Ross Edgley, however. He took an insane challenge and stayed in water for five months as he completed an entire lap around Great Britain.


Edgley, 31, left Margate, Kent, on June 1 to head into the open sea and he did not return to land until he completed the 1,780-mile journey all the way around the circumference of the largest British Isle.

The Final Swim Replay | Ross Edgley's Great British Swim www.youtube.com


Over the 155-day journey, Edgley said he faced "extreme lows" including his tongue "falling apart" from the saltwater and being stung in the face by jellyfish. However, he also experienced "unbelievable highs" like "amazing" sunsets and sunrises.




Edgley broke a record after 74 days of swimming. Yet with nearly 100 left to go in the journey, he had just barely reached the Isle Of Skye.




Edgley reportedly rested on a support boat between six-hour swims and ate as many calories as possible each day, sometimes forcing himself to consume "two bananas, a can of Red Bull and a loaf of bread" in order to carry on swimming.







"It's my hope that people remember the Great British Swim as an example or experiment in both mental and physical fortitude," Edgley said in a vlog posted on Thursday by Red Bull, one of his sponsors.

We certainly will remember this amazing feat for a long time.

H/T: CNN, Minister FM, Red Bull

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