Aussie marathon swimmer fighting illness ahead of world record-breaking swim
Chloe McCardel has already broken the men’s world record for English Channel crossings, and is now setting out to break the outright record of 43 swims.
The Sydney-based marathon swimmer will take the plunge into the 16-degree water at 4am Wednesday local time, despite not being in peak health.
“I’ve got a chest infection actually, so I’m on antibiotics,” she told Jim Wilson.
“I only swum my last crossing [on] Thursday last week!”
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Image: Instagram/Chloe McCardel