Monday, July 16, 2007

An impossible swim possible, sadly

"I am obviously ecstatic to have succeeded, but this swim is a triumph and a tragedy," comments Lewis Gordon Pugh (above) on his recent 19 minute swim in the just below freezing waters of the North Pole.

This 37-year-old British lawyer and swimmer hoped the success of his swim would prove a point to politicians around the world about the effects of global warming.

"A triumph that I could swim in such ferocious conditions but a tragedy that it's possible to swim in the North Pole."

More here.

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