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Ben Higgins
post Aug 1 2012, 10:49 AM
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You've gotta read it to understand it, really.. laugh.gif

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/london...-135611616.html


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post Aug 2 2012, 03:15 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 1 2012, 09:49 AM) *
You've gotta read it to understand it, really.. laugh.gif

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/london...-135611616.html


Yikes. 3595 miles!! The average sprinting speed of a human swimming is 3.7 mph that abou 971 hours and about 40 days at max speed. Maybe he should have just made a phone call to spread some olympic spirit tongue.gif


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post Aug 2 2012, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Aug 2 2012, 03:15 AM) *
Yikes. 3595 miles!! The average sprinting speed of a human swimming is 3.7 mph that abou 971 hours and about 40 days at max speed. Maybe he should have just made a phone call to spread some olympic spirit tongue.gif


40 days doesn't actually sound long enough !! ohmy.gif


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post Aug 2 2012, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 2 2012, 07:57 AM) *
40 days doesn't actually sound long enough !! ohmy.gif


Yeah, you're right. And I bet things like sharks, and lack of food, fresh water and sleep might have slowed him down a bit too!!! laugh.gif


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post Aug 2 2012, 05:25 PM
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post Aug 3 2012, 06:26 AM
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haha some people are crazy.

Check this guy out. He apparently was the first to swim across the Atlantic and it's obvious he spent a lot of time in preparation. Some people are nuts laugh.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Lecomte

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post Aug 3 2012, 07:10 AM
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Oh man, he just went out on his own like that without food or water? Crazy!

I like how that wiki includes "he was followed by a Great White for 5 days". ohmy.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Aug 3 2012, 12:10 AM) *
Oh man, he just went out on his own like that without food or water? Crazy!

I like how that wiki includes "he was followed by a Great White for 5 days". ohmy.gif


haha I know, that would be scare as @#$% blink.gif

That article still has me laughing. It's just funny to think this guy randomly decides to swim the Atlantic and suddenly begins his journey with complete confidence. What's he going to eat and drink, and how would he sleep? I wonder if he thought he could do it in a couple days... rolleyes.gif
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post Aug 3 2012, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE (spacebran @ Aug 3 2012, 06:26 AM) *
haha some people are crazy.

Check this guy out. He apparently was the first to swim across the Atlantic and it's obvious he spent a lot of time in preparation. Some people are nuts laugh.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Lecomte


Man, it is just incredible to even contemplate such a feat. It must take balls of steel to even be in the water, knowing there are sharks nearby..

It's a bit unfair how they try to cast doubt on his achievement in the wiki article though... some people just have to try and pick fault don't they ? rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 3 2012, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 3 2012, 02:34 AM) *
Man, it is just incredible to even contemplate such a feat. It must take balls of steel to even be in the water, knowing there are sharks nearby..

It's a bit unfair how they try to cast doubt on his achievement in the wiki article though... some people just have to try and pick fault don't they ? rolleyes.gif


It seems that way with almost everything nowadays!

It's crazy how he needs 8000 calories to keep him swimming 8 hours a day. I wonder what kind of condition his body was in after he finished. Imagine working out 8 hours a day for 73 days straight. tongue.gif
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