Re: English Channel World Swim Record Set Today!
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
> Germany's Christof Wandratschswimming
> 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 Iyet.
> 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
> 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!
> 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!
> San Francisco