Días Azules is a new book on open water swimming by Mariel Hawley Dávila, the first Mexican woman to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.
Her book is much more than a recollection of her marathon swimming exploits. It is a celebration of life by the lawyer, mother, spokesperson and channel swimmer.
In Días Azules, she writes in Spanish, “…Llevo más de nueve horas nadando y tengo frío. Los hombros me pesan mucho. Desde hace más de tres horas he tragado agua cada vez que giro la cabeza para respirar.
Me duele la garganta. La lengua se me ha hinchado a causa de la sal. Los ojos me arden debido al agua de mar que se filtra por los goggles…” (…I have swum over nine hours swimming and I am cold. My shoulders are heavy. For over three hours, I swallowed water every time I turn my head to breathe. I have a pain in my throat. My tongue has swollen because of the salt. My eyes burn due to seawater seeps through the goggles…)
Order her Spanish-language book here. Her book will soon be translated into English.
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