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234 furlongs is about two-fifths as long as The English Channel.
In other words, it's 0.440 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 2.270 times that amount.
(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 532 furlongs, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
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