Tag: Roger Allsopp

We Are Swimming In An Era Of Greatness

Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11, passed away on Saturday. An estimated 600 million people watched the Navy pilot set foot on the moon in 1969 and heard him utter his most famous statement, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" when he stepped off of his lunar module onto the moon. The humble American astronaut was never

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What Can George Thorton Do?

If not him, who? If not now, when? If not the English Channel, where? George Thornton has answered these questions for himself. Next month the 72-year-old American industrial psychology professor at Colorado State University, trains and dreams of becoming the oldest man to swim the English Channel. 70-year-old Roger Allsopp's celebrated record set the

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The Oldest Men And Women In The Sea

In September 1979, the 58-year-old James "Doc" Counsilman stepped into the waters of the English Channel, attempting to become the oldest man at that time to successfully complete the challenging swim. What made the swim even more difficult for Counsilman was that four years earlier, he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The 30-minute documentary

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