Tag: Katie Benoit

Katie Benoit Has An Excellent Swim Day

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Biathlon marathons are tough. Swim at least 10 km and run at least 42 km - it is not an easy feat no matter what the venue. Either way is tough: the first leg, either running or swimming, is undoubtedly tiring and taxing. If the water is warm, then the air is usually also warm making the swim easier, but

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In Search Of Memphre And Back

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A hint of nervousness, a splash of self-doubt, a fear of changing weather conditions, a bit of insomnia, and second thoughts on the amount of training performed are always possible in the week leading up to a major athletic endeavor. This is especially true for an attempt that has never been done before.

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The Success Of Failure In The Open Water

Courtesy of Katie Benoit, recently emerged from the North Channel. The sport of open water swimming is inherently risky. There is always a possibility that one's goals will not be achieved due to the tempestuous Mother Nature in the form of winds and tides or marine life in the form of gelatinous invertebrates. While the social media enables successes to

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Where Greatness Is The Standard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are pockets of greatness in the open water swimming world. These locations are like an oasis, a watering hole of outstanding open water swimmers. From Melbourne and Sydney to La Jolla and Aquatic Park, from Messina to Sandycove, from the Serpentine to Dover, from Hong Kong to Rio de Janeiro, these

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Katie Benoit Is A Heroine In The Water

In 2012, a massive hail storm flooded an intersection near the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Katie Benoit jumped into action. Being the experienced swimmer that she is, Benoit selflessly entered the rising, freezing waters and helped rescue people from their flooding cars. She emerged a real-life heroine. Which should not be surprising

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