Tag: stage swim

An Extraordinary Family Of Adventurers

An Extraordinary Family Of Adventurers Courtesy of Lars Simonsen, Denmark. "I lost my house and my job...and I was on the street with my life and my children, 5 and 7 years old," explains Lars Simonsen. But Simonsen and his wife Suzi Simonsen made two plans to get back on their feet: they made a normal plan to return to normalcy and an alternative

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The Law Of The Jungle In The Open Water

The Law Of The Jungle In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "When I think of successful ice swims, stage swims, marathon swims, and channel swims - and even DNF's, it reminds me of British Rudyard Kipling's poem The Law for the Wolves," commented Steven Munatones. "Specifically, the lines, 'For the strength of the Pack is the

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Omar El Galla Onwards Along The Red Sea

Omar El Galla Onwards Along The Red Sea Courtesy of WOWSA, Shalateen, Egypt. Omar El Galla does the extreme. The Egyptian cyclist, runner and open water swimmer is challenging himself to unprecedented distances in his native Egypt. He has already cycled 6,500 km around Egypt in 65 days. He recently completed a 1,500 km stage run in 36 days along the

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Disaster Off Fire Island Back In 1964

Disaster Off Fire Island Courtesy of UPI, Fire Island, New York. Back in June 28th 1964, 29-year-old Britt Sullivan from Omaha, Nebraska attempted a stage swim across the Atlantic Ocean. The mother of a 7-month-old daughter walked into the Atlantic in Coney Island. Despite poor weather prior to the 3,000-mile swim expected to take 5 months of swimming 18

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Swimming La Perouse Channel

Swimming La Perouse Channel Courtesy of Alexander Brylin, Sakhalin, Russia. Alexander Brylin is organizing the International Swim across the La Pérouse Channel, an unprecedented 2-stage 42.8 km international relay between Sakhalin, Russia and Hokkaido, Japan in September. Brylin explains the preparations for the 20+ person relay across La Pérouse Strait,

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