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Charlie Wittmack has completed the first part of an 11-month, 10,000 mile, 13-country triathlon. Wittmack is taking on a “world triathlon” in hopes of raising awareness and empowering the next generation to reach beyond the limits of what they believe is possible.
You’d think that if a person went to all the trouble of swimming the 27 or so miles of ocean separating England from France, the least the French could do is let a guy stay, right?
But that’s not the case according to Charlie Wittmack, who has just completed the swimming portion of the World Tri, an 11-month, 10,000-mile triathlon that, if all goes well, will end in June at the top of Mount Everest.
Wittmack started the swimming portion last month in London and swam 275 miles up the River Thames before swimming the Channel on Aug. 8.