It Only Hurts After

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yuko Matsuzaki has swum as long as 33 hours non-stop and completed several dozens of professional marathon swims - some cold, some warm, many rough - during her lengthy [...]

Marathon Swimming: Yuko’s Fun Journey Continues

Former professional marathon swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki of Tokyo, Japan has traveled throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia doing a variety of solo marathons and professional races. With dozens of swims and adventures - many hilarious [...]

When Women Move Men And Mindsets

Women have often set the bar in the open water. No distance, no temperature seems out of reach for the fairer sex. It has happened in lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada, the Bering Strait, Beagle [...]

The Floating Tribe Around The Globe

Novelist Pico Iyer calls his kind, The Floating Tribe. An Indian of blood and ancestry, Iyer was raised and educated in England, but has lived for decades in both Japan and the U.S.A. He is [...]

Swimming With The Flying Dragon

It is only 19.5 km from shore to shore, a mere 12 miles at its closest point across the Tsugaru Channel. Comparing the times of the channel crossings of the 14 swimmers who have crossed [...]

When Lightning Strikes

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki has dodged a fair number of lightning strikes during her long career spanning nearly 20 years of professional marathon swimming, but lightning finally caught up [...]

The Journey Continues Across Channels

What is truly admirable among endurance athletes and marathon swimmers is their passion and interest in the success of their colleagues, comrades and compatriots. Fast or slow, young or old, newbie or veteran, the open [...]

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