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Soldiers' swimming challenge

Six soldiers are taking part in a marathon 250-mile open water swim in order to raise funds for injured servicemen.

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Wounded soldiers complete 250 mile swim

Soldiers wounded in the war in Afghanistan have completed their five day swim around Shepperton Lake in Surrey this morning.

They have covered 250 miles to raise money for those injured in battle, with the funds going to the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund.

They were greeted with champagne after they broke the open swimming world record on Thursday.

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