Walter Brickett was a former champion athlete and Olympic swimming coach when this film was shot. The 51-year old sporting veteran makes light work of a seven-mile, Putney-to-Hammersmith course: walking, running, swimming, hurdle-jumping and rowing his way to a new world record, without losing his smile! The story inspires both national pride and personal achievement - perfect 'feel-good' fodder.
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