Tag: Andy King

Jim Shalloo Joins The Half Century Club

Jim Shalloo Joins The Half Century Club Courtesy of Louise Jane Charters, English Channel. With the help of Carol Cashell, Finbarr Hedderman, and his sons David and Robert, Jim Shalloo raised money and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society in his 10 hour 43 minute crossing of the English Channel. On 2 August 2019, he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the

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Crossing For The Alexa Trust

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) did the improbable. James accomplished the unprecedented. James opened and closed the books on the English Channel crossing season this year in an historically unparalleled fashion. On May 16th, James completed the earliest crossing of the English Channel in 13 hours 13 minutes, a

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Gentlemen And Giants Of The Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gregg Bolsinger completed an 11 hour 22 minute crossing of the English Channel in 2014. The 54-year-old attorney from Cincinnati, Ohio went back to the English Channel again this summer to attempt a two-way crossing. What happened was something more profoundly special. it's another example of the open

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King Shows No Empathy In The Open Water

The Big Moment in everyone's open water swim (race or solo channel crossing) is different, profound and memorable for the individual. For many marathon and channel swimmers, triathletes, newcomers and others, they estimate the sport is 70-90% mental and 10-30% physical with smaller elements of fate, teamwork, nutrition/hydration, acclimatization, weight

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