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Swimming the North Pole: Lewis Pugh on TED.com

Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage — and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 18:54)

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