A former serviceman attempting to become the first-ever person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean has abandoned his challenge.Read the full story ›
A man who was attempting to swim across the Atlantic has been left partially paralysed, after being stung by a Portuguese man o'war.Read the full story ›
Ex-serviceman Ben Hooper - who's from Cheltenham - was meant to set off on his swim today but now says the expedition could be in jeopardy.Read the full story ›
Ben Hooper has taken on quite an amazing challenge - in fact, no one has ever done it before!
Looking at some of these numbers, it might not be so surprising....
Ben is going to have to face some pretty daunting physical challenges over the next 140 days, from storms to sharks...
The daily grind
And just how do you keep going during such a mammoth mission? Ben will need to eat and sleep regularly to keep himself healthy.
A former serviceman is about to attempt the first-ever swim across the Atlantic Ocean - raising a million pounds for charity.Read the full story ›
A former serviceman from Cheltenham has set off on his quest to become the first person to swim the Atlantic Ocean.
Ben Hooper is leaving for Senegal, which will be the starting point in November for his 2,000 mile challenge.
It should take 140 days, swimming around 10 hours a day, to cross from Africa to Brazil. He's raising money for a number of charities.
You can follow updates of his progress on his blog.