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Storms halt Pacific swim record attempt


  • Asean+
  • Thursday, 2 Aug 2018

In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018, French marathon swimmer Benoit "Ben" Lecomte begins his attempt of swimming across the Pacific Ocean in Choshi, Chiba prefecture.-AFP

In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018, French marathon swimmer Benoit "Ben" Lecomte begins his attempt of swimming across the Pacific Ocean in Choshi, Chiba prefecture.-AFP

TOKYO: Powerful storms have forced a Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim cross the Pacific Ocean to suspend his bid, nearly two months into the mammoth undertaking.

Ben Lecomte set off on June 5 from Choshi in Japan, planning to swim across the ocean in six to eight months.

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