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Mandy swims Channel in under 15 hours

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GUERNSEY swimmer Mandy Mackelworth has successfully swum the English Channel in under 15 hours.

GUERNSEY swimmer Mandy Mackelworth has successfully swum the English Channel in under 15 hours.

She completed the 21-mile challenge last night, in a time of 14 hours and 39 minutes.

The 51-year-old decided to take on the challenge after hearing of Roger Allsopp's Channel swim and set off at 3.06am yesterday.

She, like Mr Allsopp, has raised money for Hope for Guernsey, the local fundraising branch of Wessex Medical Research.

She has already raised more than £2,600.

Mr Allsopp, who has completed two solo Channel swims, was keeping track of Miss Mackelworth's attempt and said the time was wonderful.

'It is amazing, and I am delighted for her,' he said.

Her support team was made up of her partner, Peter Rowland, and Iain Lowe, who completed the swim last year.

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