On Tuesday, a breast cancer survivor has became the first lady to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop in a 54-feet of toleration.
37-year-old Sarah Thomas is a swimmer from the United States, was found in video footage posted on social media arriving at Dover on the Southern English Coast with a group of supporters cheering her on.
Ms. Thomas said, “I feel a little sick.”
Before setting off on Saturday, Ms. Thomas wrote: “This swim is dedicated to all the survivors out there.”
She continued, “This is for those of us who have prayed for our lives, who have wondered with despair about what comes next, and have battled through pain and fear to overcome.”
She has completed medical aid for cancer just a year ago.
Ms. Thomas told sources that the hardest part of the swim was to deal with the salt water, which left her mouth and throat sore. She continued that she also got stung in the face by jelly fishes.
Her achievement was “extraordinary, amazing, super-human,” said enduring swimmer Lewis Pugh.
Pugh wrote, “Just when we think we’ve reached the limit of human endurance, someone shatters the records.”
After completing her journey, Ms. Thomas said that “I just can’t believe we did it.”
“My crew was really great about helping me out and keeping me strong,” she added.
Only four swimmers in total had previously crossed the English Channel three times without a stop. Before Ms. Thomas, no one had ever completed the fourth leg.