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    Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Endurance, thy name is Jennifer Figge. With all the detritus we've had to sort through in sports over the past couple of days, it's a breath of fresh air to hear a story like this one. The 56-year-old became the first woman on record to swim across the Atlantic as she touched land for the first time in almost a month.
    You can see the article here, and there is more info about how she did it here.

    Amazing! It is estimated that she burned 8000 calories a day.

    I heard on the local news that she is an Iowa native but can't find anything.



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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Good for grandma!


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    You can see the article here, and there is more info about how she did it here.

    Amazing! It is estimated that she burned 8000 calories a day.

    I heard on the local news that she is an Iowa native but can't find anything.
    From the last article you linked to:

    It was through him that she found endurance sports. He asked her to stop smoking for his 7th birthday, and when she did, she had to replace her cigarette addiction with another habit.
    The answer? The Davenport, Iowa, native completed the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa in 1990 with her husband. She was hooked.
    Not much more detail, but some.



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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    You can see the article here, and there is more info about how she did it here.

    Amazing! It is estimated that she burned 8000 calories a day.

    I heard on the local news that she is an Iowa native but can't find anything.
    She was born in Davenport


    Last edited by rahtotheames; 02-09-2009 at 11:56 PM.

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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    It also showed Dale Davis of Iowa bowling 300 while blind in the gallery of 14 great feats.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    She was born in Davenport
    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    From the last article you linked to:

    Not much more detail, but some.
    Okay, you caught me, I didn't read the entire article.

    It seemed like there was more info about how she did it in the second article.

    Either way, I can't get past the 8000 calories a day. I would love to burn that many calories in a week I was happy just to be able to run today.



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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Can you figure how many strokes she made? One million to do the swim?


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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Can you figure how many strokes
    That's what she said.



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    Re: Woman Swims across Atlantic

    when will we she pics of her hitting a bong?

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