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Watch: Cape Town surgeon, 80, becomes oldest person to complete Robben Island crossing

The surgeon is also the oldest man to swim the 34km English Channel,
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Watch: Cape Town heart surgeon, 80, becomes oldest person to complete Robben Island crossing

Cape Town heart surgeon Otto Thaning has, at 80, has become the oldest person to swim the 7.5km from Robben Island to the mainland.

Thaning braved water temperature of 16 degrees and completed the crossing in 2hr 52min.

He was accompanied in the water by Martin Goodman and on the boat by Roger Finch and Lewis Pugh.

The surgeon is also the oldest man to swim the 34km English Channel, which he did in 2014 aged 73.

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