Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hall of Fame honour for Irish swimmer

Speeches at the United Nations are usually linked to trauma but when Irish swimmer Anne-Marie Ward took the podium, she talked about teamwork and water. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame awards are for swimmers who go that extra distance. And they really mean distance - Ward's award was for swimming 18h59mins to cross the channel between Ireland and Scotland.

Only four weeks before completing the swim, she'd been hospitalised after swimming through jellyfish for five hours on her third attempt at the channel. Dedicated. 

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