The athlete sailed around Britain for 155 days

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Athlete Ross Edgley was in the Guinness Book of records, becoming the first person who sailed around the UK, informs television channel Sky News.

According to the channel, 33-year-old Briton went to swim from Margate in Kent in the South East of England on 1 June. Swim athlete lasted 155 days, during which time he covered a distance of 1780 miles (2864 miles away), never coming on land. Sometimes he floated up to 12 hours a day.

Edgley spoke about the difficulties he faced during these past few months. In particular, he feared that he would be numb feet, he received a burn from a jellyfish, he «denied» language in salt water and had shoulder pain, he rubbed his wetsuit. At the same time, according to the athlete, he had seen sunrises and sunsets … indescribable beauty.

Edgley was included in the Guinness Book of records August 14, on 74th day of his journey. International Association for open water swimming reported that it was the long swim in the sea.

Adds Sky News, the man behind the swim lost about 500 thousand calories and ate more than 500 bananas.

The TV channel notes that for the athlete this is the third time in the Guinness Book of records. In February 2016, he overcame a marathon, dragging the car. Two months later, he took 19 hours to climb to the rope to a height equal to the height of mount Everest.