Tag: marathon swimmer

The Welcomed Agony Of Open Water Swimming`

When we hear ice swimmers, channel swimmers, marathon swimmers and professional swimmers talk about the pain and agony of open water swimming, we ponder how unique and inspirational these athletes are. Ashley Twichell says, ...at the end of every 10 km …those last 100 meters your body, muscles, and brain are typically all screaming in pain - that feeling of

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Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer?

Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer? Courtesy of WOWSA. Was Odysseus among the first mythical character to be a marathon swimmer? According to Homer’s famous epic story Odyssey, Odysseus was sailing from Thrinacia to Ogygia when his ship was struck by a thunderbolt and all his men were killed except him. He survived by swimming to Ogygia and then

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