Three siblings’ attempt to swim the English Channel falls short of a first


In the end, the odds were too much for the three Wahls.

Devin and Danielle Wahl completed their English Channel swim Sunday. The 21-mile crossing in 64-degree water was more harrowing and painful than they expected. Their younger brother Dustin was forced to quit 13 miles in, overcome with cramps and nausea.

The goal of being the first three siblings to swim the Channel simultaneously—statistically, they had about a one-in-eight chance of success—remained elusive. But their sense of accomplishment was huge.

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