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Giles Long
Swimmer Giles Long is retiring

Giles Long announces retirement

Essex Swimmer Giles Long has announced his retirement from the sport. He came in to chat to BBC Essex's Steve Scruton, listen to the interview here.

Giles Long had to over come cancer to reach the peak of his career. 

After undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and lots of operations over two years as a young teenager to treat a bone tumour in his arm, he was still determined to carry on swimming.

The 31-year-old has represented Great Britain for 12 years winning 20 major championship medals, including Paralympic, European, and World Championship Gold Medals.

At the Sydney 2000 Paralympics he set a new world record in the 100 metre Butterfly winning the race in world record time.

You can listen to Giles talking about his retirement with Steve Scruton by clicking on the link below.

audio Listen to Giles Long talking to Steve Scruton >
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