Sarah Thomas, Of Colorado, Swims The English Channel 4x, Sets Record

Sarah Thomas, Of Colorado, Swims The English Channel 4x, Sets Record

September 18, 2019 1 By Kailee Schamberger


LIVE FROM COLORADO’S NEWS CHANNEL, THIS IS CBS 4 NEWS AT 5:00. A COLORADO WOMAN MAKES HISTORY HALFWAY ACROSS THE GLOBE. SARAH THOMAS, A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR TODAY FINISHED MORE THAN 54 HOURS OF SWIMMING. AMAZING. SHE SWAM FOUR TIMES IN A ROW ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE. OUR TORI MASON IS LIVE NOW AT DU WHERE SHE WAS A PART OF THE SWIM TEAM, AND WE CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH TO TAKE THIS HAPPEN. REPORTER: I’M EXHAUSTED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. SHE COULDN’T STOP TO REST OR DRINK OR TOUCH THE BOAT FOR SUPPORT. SHE JUST SWAM FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS STRAIGHT, ONLY DRINKING WATER WITH ELECTROLYTES. IT WILL BE AWFULLY HARD TO STAND AFTER ALL THAT TIME. REPORTER: IT HAD BEEN MORE THAN 54 HOURS SINCE SARAH THOMAS STOOD ON LAND. YOU MUST FEEL ECSTATIC. I FEEL A LITTLE SICK. REPORTER: SHE JUST BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL FOUR TIMES. I’M JUST STUNNED, CAN’T BELIEVE WE DID IT. REPORTER: SHE MADE HISTORY ON THE SHORES OF DOVER THIS WEEK, BUT A FEW YEARS AGO SHE WAS SWIMMING IN DOVER. BEFORE CROSSING THE POND, THE COLORADO WOMAN AND DU GRAD, RAISED IN THE HORSE TOOTH RESERVOIR. I KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CURRENTS AND WEATHER AND COLD, SO I WAS VERY PREPARED FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME I’D BE IN THE WATER. REPORTER: THOMAS SHOWED AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF STRENGTH BUT SAYS THIS ISN’T HER STRONGEST. MY HUSBAND SAID KEEP GOING. REPORTER: IT’S A FAMILIAR CHEER, ONE SHE HEARD WHILE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER LAST YEAR. MY CREW WAS REALLY GREAT ABOUT HELPING ME OUT AND HELPING ME STAY STRONG. REPORTER: THE SIZE OF HER FIGHT WAS NO MATCH FOR JELLYFISH, STRONG CURRENTS, AND SALT WATER. IT REALLY HURTS YOUR THROAT AND MOUTH AND TONGUE. REPORTER: SHE’S STILL HAVING TROUBLE USING HER VOICE, BUT SHE WON’T NEED IT FOR HER CELEBRATION PLANS. HOPEFULLY I CAN SLEEP THE REST OF THE DAY. I’M PRETTY OUT OF IT AND TIRED RIGHT NOW FOR SURE. REPORTER: I’M TIRED FOR HER. NOW THAT SWIM WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT 80 MILES, BUT THE STRONG TIDES MADE IT AROUND 130 MILES. JUST THINK ABOUT THAT. WHEN SHE GOT ON SHORE, SHE CELEBRATED WITH CHAMPAGNE AND