Tag: James Tout

Channel Swimming With Aloha

Channel Swimming With Aloha Courtesy of Dr. Steven Minaglia, Maui - Molokai - Lanai, Hawaii. The 3rd Annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge was held September 12th - 15th. Seven swimmers including Ryan Leong, Dr. Steven Minaglia, Stefan Reinke, Alex Webb, 16-year-old Skylar Webb, Joe Zemaitis, and John Zemaitis completed the 3-day, 3-interisland

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2019 ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu

2019 ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Courtesy of Dr. Steven Minaglia, Maui - Molokai - Lanai, Hawaii. The 3rd Annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge was held September 12th - 15th. Seven swimmers including Ryan Leong, Dr. Steven Minaglia, Stefan Reinke, Alex Webb, 16-year-old Skylar Webb, Joe Zemaitis, and John Zemaitis completed the 3-day,

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Rob Lea, James Tout, Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos Do The Uniquely Unusual Around The World

Rob Lea, James Tout, Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos Do The Uniquely Unusual Around The World Courtesy of National Geographic Magazine, Park City, Utah. Rob Lea of Park City, Utah is the only person in history to complete a Calendar Year Peak and Pond that requires a successful crossing of the English Channel and a summit of Mount Everest, both within one calendar

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James Tout, Simply Amazing

James Tout, Simply Amazing Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Four years ago, 62-year-old James Tout of Austin, Texas was a far cry from achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The Hawaiian Ironman, marathon runner, and English Channel swimmer was a far removed from this athletic days. But times change. "One of my doctors told me

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James Tout Crosses The Thin Red Line

James Tout Crosses The Thin Red Line Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Four years ago, 62-year-old James Tout of Austin, Texas was a far cry from achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The Hawaiian Ironman, marathon runner, and English Channel swimmer was a far removed from this athletic days. Or so he thought. "One of my

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James Tout Across The Pacific

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 62-year-old James Tout of Texas can add another endurance event to his athletic resume. In addition to his Triple Crown of Endurance Sports achievement (Hawaiian Ironman + Boston Marathon + English Channel), he just completed an 11 hour 18 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel. "This swim was perfect,"

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James Touting Endurance Sports

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Channel swimmer James Tout wrote Across the Pacific, a novel about a young marine who falls in love with nurse in the Philippines when war breaks out. "It is based on my uncle, whom I am named after. At the age of 18, he was one of the first Texans to be killed in the World War II." But the native Texan is

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Seeing Part Of History

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While the shores of Dover are crowded with channel aspirants from around the world, it was not always the case. Dover as a destination and Cap Gris Nez as the goal is on the minds of many, but it was less of a thoroughfare in the 20th century. But swims out in the English Channel always have many untold

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James Tout Still Going Strong

James Tout Still Going Strong Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The English Channel holds all kinds of special places in the endurance sports world. The English Channel is part of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming that requires soloists to complete the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. This

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