Start Time With The Sharks In The Farallones

Start Time With The Sharks In The Farallones

While Diana Nyad is planning on a very warm-water 103-mile swim from Florida to Cuba among sharks, currents and jellyfish, Karen Rogers will face something equally demanding if not a bit shorter in distance.

Follow Karen here this Friday at 3 am California time.

Karen will face really big sharks (Great Whites) and really cold seas (53.6°F or 12°C) this Friday starting at the dark of night when she courageously pushes off from the Farallones Islands and heads for the Golden Gate Bridge.

I’m excited. My training has been going well and I am confident. Once I get to the sea buoy 12 miles out, I can start seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Once I get to the Golden Gate Bridge, I will be facing a flood tide and will be looking for a place to land.”

Two intrepid women. Two incredible goals facing massive obstacles, unknown to terrestrial endurance athletes.

But their training has been spot on and their dreams are inspiring.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones