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'The Severn Swimmer' has made history

A man from Gloucester has become the first person ever to swim the length of the River Severn. The 220-mile challenge from the river's source in mid Wales to Severn Beach is the equivalent of ten English Channel swims.

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Man attempts to swim River Severn for charity

Kevin Brady is attempting to swim the entire length of the River Severn Credit: ITV News

A fundraiser from Gloucester who hopes to become the first person to swim the entire length of the River Severn, begins his challenge today.

Co-founder of the Superhero Foundation, Kevin Brady, is expected to take at least three weeks to complete the challenge, which will see him swim the longest river in the UK.

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