Impossible? Done Repeatedly By Sarah Thomas
Courtesy of Marathon Swimmers Federation.
Marathon Swimmers Federation described her 54 hour 10 minute swim as, “38 years after Jon Erikson’s 3-way, 58 years after Antonio Abertondo’s 2-way, and 144 years after Matthew Webb, the channel swimming world raptly followed Sarah’s blinking orange dot for 54 hours on two back-to-back round-trips to France, piloted by Capt. Eddie Spelling. In the sport’s most hallowed waters, she executed one of history’s greatest endurance feats only a year after after finishing treatment for breast cancer.
For her courage in tackling seemingly impossible challenges, her physical and mental tenacity to complete them, and her exemplary sporting integrity, the MSF community once again salutes Sarah Thomas – Solo Swim of the Year in 3 of the past 4 years.
* escort pilot Eddie Spelling
* her 128.7 km 56 hour 5 minute crossing of Lake Powell in 2016
* her crew including her sister and her mother
* her battle back from cancer
* her start with a 10 km local swim
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