Monday, December 22, 2008

101K in 24 Hours

Tim Cornwell and Nick Pisa of the Scotman reported on the incredible 101K (62.7 miles) solo 24-hour swim by 37-year-old Italian Mauro Giaconia in the world’s largest salt-water pool in San Alfonso del Mar in western Chile.

Read the story here.

The pool is 1,013 meters long which is a great venue for Mauro who 'likes extreme and challenging sports, even if they mean hours of solitude.' He trained for his record swim by swimming three 24-hour races this year.

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