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O.C. woman misses English Channel record

September 29, 2009 12:10:26 AM PDT
An Orange County woman swam the English Channel in near record time.Laurin Weisenthal, 25, of Huntington Beach, swam in the chilly water from England to France on Saturday.

The Marina High School graduate made it in just eight hours and 33 minutes, believed to be the fastest time in at least two years.

Some of her family members joined her in the water for the last stretch of her grueling swim.

She says that helped her make it to the end.

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