FOR SATURDAY Swimmer attempts to swim the Atlantic Ocean
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Ben Hooper bids to be first person to swim the Atlantic

Ben Hooper, from Cheltenham, is attempting to become the first person to officially swim the Atlantic.

The 38-year-old has set off from Dakar in Senegal to swim to Natal in Brazil. He's hoping to raise £1m for charity and to finish the challenge in March.

Other people have attempted the swim but were not ratified by Guinness World Records.

  • 13 Nov 2016
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