Tag: Stella Taylor

The Persistence Of Ralph Willard

The Persistence Of Ralph Willard Courtesy of KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach, California. Ralph Willard was persistent to say the least. In the early morning on Island Park in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a group of swimmers competed in a 42.9 km race that was one of eight marathon swims that were sanctioned by the World Professional Marathon Swimming

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Stella Taylor Across Loch Ness

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Sun Sentinel reported in 1981 that Stella Taylor, an American Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame from Florida, swam 24 miles across Loch Ness in Scotland in 18 hours 58 minutes in 48°F (8.8°C) water. In an NBC News telecast on September 2nd 1981, Taylor discussed her swim

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