I’ve talked about the incredible athlete Sarah Thomas already, here and on my FB. For those who have been under a rock for the last few weeks, Sarah just swam 80 miles straight, unassisted, in a current-neutral lake in Utah and Arizona. She set the record for the longest unassisted swim in history.
Unlike the infamous marathon swimmer who made (ignorant) headlines in the last few years, Sarah’s team clearly and fully documented her entire swim. She chose two observers known to the community. She wore only a suit, goggles, one cap, ear plugs and zinc-oxide for her entire swim. She never touched her support boats. None of her crew ever touched her.
In other words, she followed marathon swimming rules and kept to the spirit of marathon swimming. If you want to read about this wonderful swim by this awesome person, read the logs here. Here’s an example: