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Wind, waves, and sunburn : a brief history of marathon swimming

Author: Conrad A Wennerberg
Publisher: New York : Breakaway Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Breakaway Books edView all editions and formats
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"Marathon swimming--from the famous crossing of the English Channel to obscure but harrowing races such as crossing Lake Michigan and swimming the Straits of Juan de Fuca--is a fascinating subculture of the sport of swimming." Also included are "unplanned marathon swims due to ship shinking and plane crashing, and ... on phenomenal animal swims."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad A Wennerberg
ISBN: 1558216154 9781558216150
OCLC Number: 37782570
Description: 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Conrad Wennerberg.
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"Marathon swimming--from the famous crossing of the English Channel to obscure but harrowing races such as crossing Lake Michigan and swimming the Straits of Juan de Fuca--is a fascinating subculture of the sport of swimming." Also included are "unplanned marathon swims due to ship shinking and plane crashing, and ... on phenomenal animal swims."--Cover.

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