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A woman from Somerset has made history by becoming the first person to swim from Cornwall to the Scillies.
Beth French, who's from Milverton, set off from Porthcurno yesterday lunchtime. She arrived on St Mary's this morning, completing the swim in 17 hours and 28 minutes. She said via twitter "I have an awesome body - mission completed!".
A woman from Somerset is aiming to become the first person to swim from the Cornish mainland to the Isles of Scilly.
What makes Beth French's story more amazing, is that as a teenager she suffered from ME, which left her in a wheelchair.