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British-Australian Woman Attempts Record Cuba-US Swim

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British-Australian marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey has set out on a record attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the U.S. state of Florida without a shark cage. The 49-year-old mother of three and grandmother of two dove into the sea off the Cuban capital, Havana, Friday morning. Before beginning the 166-kilometer […]

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Norwegian Swimmer, Olympic Hopeful Dies Suddenly

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Norwegian world champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen has died of cardiac arrest while training in Arizona. The 26-year-old was in the city of Flagstaff preparing to compete in this summer’s Olympics in London. The Norwegian Swimming Federation said Dale Oen was found on a shower-room floor at the training facility late Monday. Norway Swimming Coach […]

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