Maroney finishes record-breaking swim

Maroney finishes record-breaking swim

Post by Bernard Robertson-Du » Tue, 02 Jun 1998 04:00:00


From the Austrlian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) site
http://www.abc.net.au/news/98/06/01/980601_104.htm

Maroney finishes record-breaking swim
Mon, Jun 1, 1998

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Susie Maroney has completed her epic
journey from Mexico to Cuba, breaking the record for the world's
longest unassisted open water swim.

Susie swam more than 205 kilometres during her 38-and-a-half hours in
the water, breaking the record before setting foot on Cuban soil.

Swim co-ordinator Joe Pignatiello says Maroney was exhausted, but not
in need of urgent medical attention when she came ashore at just after
5am Cuban time (about 7pm AEST).

He says Maroney was elated to be on land after the swim, but it will
be a while before she returns to Australia.

"I believe what's going to happen is she'll spend a few days in
Havana, then I believe, my wife Connie's handling some media,"
Pignatiello said.

"She's going to be on one or two of the major morning shows in New
York on national television.

"I think she plans on staying in the US for a little bit and then
heading back to Australia."

Regards
brd
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|Bernard Robertson-Dunn   |
|Canberra Australia       |

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Maroney finishes record-breaking swim

Post by Bernard Robertson-Du » Tue, 02 Jun 1998 04:00:00

From the Austrlian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) site
http://www.abc.net.au/news/98/06/01/980601_104.htm

Maroney finishes record-breaking swim
Mon, Jun 1, 1998

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Susie Maroney has completed her epic
journey from Mexico to Cuba, breaking the record for the world's
longest unassisted open water swim.

Susie swam more than 205 kilometres during her 38-and-a-half hours in
the water, breaking the record before setting foot on Cuban soil.

Swim co-ordinator Joe Pignatiello says Maroney was exhausted, but not
in need of urgent medical attention when she came ashore at just after
5am Cuban time (about 7pm AEST).

He says Maroney was elated to be on land after the swim, but it will
be a while before she returns to Australia.

"I believe what's going to happen is she'll spend a few days in
Havana, then I believe, my wife Connie's handling some media,"
Pignatiello said.

"She's going to be on one or two of the major morning shows in New
York on national television.

"I think she plans on staying in the US for a little bit and then
heading back to Australia."

Regards
brd
+-------------------------+
|Bernard Robertson-Dunn   |
|Canberra Australia       |

+-------------------------+