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Re: English Channel World Swim Record Set Today!

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  • dietlclaudia
    Hi, now I got further details on Bea s swim. She had to struggle a lot and it must have been more than a challenge. The problem was neither the weather nor her
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 2, 2005

      now I got further details on Bea's swim. She had to struggle a lot
      and it must have been more than a challenge. The problem was neither
      the weather nor her condition but outer hindrances like:

      - food supply failed
      - she had no water for 3 hours
      - she lost her bathing cap and had troubles with her hair in her face
      (fortunately it is not too long, but they had to cut parts of it out)
      - she had Vaseline on her swimming glasses and could not see anything

      and her time was 14 hours and 9 minutes. Under these conditions this
      is not only great - it's PHANTASTIC!!!


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ahelee_sf
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Germany's Christof Wandratsch
      > broke The English Channel World Record today
      > Monday, August 1, 2005
      > 7 hours 3 minutes 53 seconds
      > Previous record was American Chad Hundeby in 1994,
      > 7 hours, 17 minutes
      > ********************
      > Early this morning when I signed on to my computer, I first had a
      > message from Jwalanta asking me "just what is happening in The
      > English Channel Swimming World and why haven't I updated my
      > column yet this season?" Well, he did say it nicer than that, but I
      > got the jist of his message...
      > Then another message from Bigalita informing me that our English
      > Channel Team's German swimmer, Beate Kunze, is in The Channel NOW
      > making her crossing attempt!
      > Getting a little worried that I am loosing my swimming watery
      > intuition here... But not really. The fact is that there is a whole
      > lot of swimming news in the world right now -so much it is hard to
      > keep up!
      > The World Swimming Championships just wrapped up in Montreal last
      > night.
      > The Americans, Australians, Japanese, Germans, and Russians came
      > away with top honors. South Africa also had some stunning swims and
      > world records.
      > And a very athletic golden retriever dog named Jake and his human
      > dad (Jeff) swam the Alcatraz Island Crossing in San Francisco on
      > Saturday, beating nearly 3/4 of the swimming field!
      > The photos on the links below are really fun!
      > http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8787598
      > http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?
      > ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050726005515&newsLang=en
      > http://www.wltx.com/fyi/fyi.aspx?storyid=29318
      > I met Jake and Jeff and did a little media work for their story. It
      > was a bit like working on a story for Ashrita. You know, when the
      > news desk calls back and says, "Now let me get this straight..."
      > I haven't got an update for Bea and her swim across The Channel
      > She must still be swimming. So give her a little inner world cheer
      > and energy for bolt fast speed to hit the shores of France!
      > _
      > Ahelee
      > San Francisco
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