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In Photos: Limbless Philippe Croizon Swims The Channel

by | 16th, September 2010

PHILIPPE Croizon has no limbs. None. No hands. No toes. No fingers. He is to swim the Channel swim. He is 42. M. Croizan lost his limbs in an accident with electricity at his home in Saint-Remy-sur-Creuse, France.

We looked on as M. Croizon was helped into the sea by team member Valerie Carbonnel during a training session in Folkestone, Kent, before his attempt later this week. If he does it, M. Criozon will become the first limbless person to swim the Channel from Folkestone to France, a distance of 21 miles. Says he:

“I want to show people who suffer that this is doable, that you always have to fight.”

To even try it seems nuts, or brave…

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French limbless swimmer Philippe Croizon is helped into the sea by team member Valerie Carbonnel during a training session in Folkestone, Kent, before his attempt later this week to become the first limbless person to swim the Channel from Folkestone to France a distance of 21 miles.



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