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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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How would your hair look after swimming 220 miles down a muddy river?

32-year-old Kevin Brady from Gloucester has had a pretty tough few weeks.

In a charity mission to swim the length of the River Severn, he's had to battle hypothermic water, sharp debris, treacherous undercurrents, parasites, pollution and large boat traffic.

We caught up with him in the studio to hear about his motivation, the moment he finally crossed the finish line, and the answer to that all important question - after weeks in the river, has he washed his hair yet?

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