Sport: 23rd

At Cap Gris Nez, France, last week 22-year-old Thomas Blower, Nottingham factory hand, slathered himself with grease, slid into the chill water of the English Channel. Plowing the waves like a torpedo, he swam eleven miles in five hours, was four miles off the Dover breakwater in nine hours, met a strong southwesterly tide and was three hours covering the next two miles, finally waded ashore between Dover and Folkestone after 13 hr. 29 min. Twenty-third to complete the channel swim, Blower was 2 hr. 45 min. slower than the Bohemian mechanic, Venceslas...

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