The Great Atlantic Ocean Swimming Hoax

Chris Chase on Jennifer Figge, who “swam” the Atlantic Ocean:

The real issue stemmed from the fact that swimming 2,100 miles in 25 days is impossible. […] It’s infinitely more impossible when somebody only spends 21 minutes swimming during one of those 25 days. Michael Phelps swimming his fastest would take about 20 days to cover that distance. And that’s his fastest pace, sustained for three weeks, without ever stopping. Impossible.

Thursday, 12 February 2009