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Storms halt Pacific swim record attempt


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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