72-year-old Coloradan plans to swim across English Channel

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There are athletes, and then there are athletes.

The men and women who are always working towards a goal, another challenge, another game, another mile.

In George Thornton’s case, a true athlete, there is the English Channel. He’s hoping to swim it. 21 miles of cold, salty ocean water from England to France. And did we mention he’s 72?

Watch the video clip to learn all about him and his lofty goals.

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