Man swims across south China’s Qiongzhou Strait

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An amateur triathlete from south China has swum across the country’s Qiongzhou Strait; a challenge Chinese swimmers deem as the “water Everest.” Not long after they were in the water, the weather changed drastically. Not only did it start raining, but the wind kicked up four-meter high waves, which made it hard for the two men to forge ahead. Due to safety concerns, the support team pulled He out of the challenge 12.6 kilometers in, but Xu continued.

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