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HORSBRUGH ATTEMPTS BANGLA CHANNEL

On 29 January 2018, OS contributor Becky Horsbrugh will attempt to be the first British person to swim the Bangla Channel in the Bay of Bengal, a 16km (10-mile) sea route from Teknaf to the Saint Martin’s Island, in southern Bangladesh.

“I am doing this swim to raise awareness of the huge issue of drowning in the country”, says Becky. Around 50 children a day die in the water in Bangladesh and drowning is the leading cause of death among children aged 1-17 years old. Up to 68 per cent of the country can be flooded during the monsoon season and many drownings occur inland.

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Whether your New Year goal is an epic challenge or your first open water swim, our 2018 Race Guide is the pick of the year’s must-do events. Elsewhere in the magazine, we have inspiring stories of more personal challenges: learning to ocean swim, 50 castle swims and a new English Channel record. Plus, advice from Olympians, record breakers and swim coaches on how to max your motivation without going nuts.
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