Video from Palfrey’s record-setting swim

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Video here from Penny Palfrey’s swim between Little Cayman and Grand Cayman, and from the moment when she walked ashore after more than 40 gruelling hours in the sea. She beat the existing record for longest solo unassisted ocean swim by four miles, so that it now stands at 67.25 miles (108.22 km), but her face was unrecognisable from so many hours in the salt water, and she could hardly talk because her tongue and lips were so badly swollen. Not she is quite okay, though, tells compasscayman.com.


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A nice touch was that she was shadowed by a shark, the entire night :-S

“One of the white tip sharks, it just shadowed me the entire night – I could see it sort of five feet away, maybe more,” she said.

“I had the (electronic) shark shield on so it was just outside the range of the shark shield and it was just cruising underneath me all night long.”

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