Amputee Makes Record Swims Across English Channel

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This week, swimmer Philippe Croizon of France showed the world that setbacks are no excuse for not accomplishing your goals.

Croizon swam 21 miles across the English Channel in less than 14 hours -- without arms or legs.

The 42-year-old used flippers attached to the end of his prosthetic legs and made crawling motions with his upper arms to propel himself through the water.

His arms and legs were amputated after an electric shock accident 16 years ago. It was during Croizon's recovery at the hospital that he decided to make the incredible swim.

He said he hopes his achievement will inspire others to set goals and reach them just like he did.

This was not Croizon's first dare devil accomplishment. The adrenaline junky also made headlines three years ago when he decided to parachute from a plane.

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