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      http://www.hollandsentinel.com/stories/082906/local_20060829006.shtml

      I just don’t understand this guy. He thinks he continues to set “world records.”

      It’s weird… he isn’t really a record holder of any kind. Just the ONLY person stupid enough to attempt many of the feats he has accomplished.

      He may be raising money for a good cause in the process, but ultimately he is just an attention seeker.

    • #30045
      The Treat
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      @Billy Gilmore wrote:

      http://www.hollandsentinel.com/stories/082906/local_20060829006.shtml

      I just don’t understand this guy. He thinks he continues to set “world records.”

      It’s weird… he isn’t really a record holder of any kind. Just the ONLY person stupid enough to attempt many of the feats he has accomplished.

      He may be raising money for a good cause in the process, but ultimately he is just an attention seeker.

      for those of us who arent holland sentinal subscribers and are too lazy to sign up to be, does someone wanna post some of the crap he’s done?

    • #30046
      The15mMark
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      @The Treat wrote:

      for those of us who arent holland sentinal subscribers and are too lazy to sign up to be, does someone wanna post some of the crap he’s done?

      Agreed.

    • #30047

      Endurance swimmer Dreyer begins latest quest in Straits of Mackinac

      ST. IGNACE (AP) — Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who has completed direct crossings of each of the five Great Lakes, went back into the water Monday in an attempt to set a new world record.
      The 43-year-old Byron Center athlete will try to swim nonstop for 125 miles or more by making at least 31 consecutive crossings of the narrow strip of water where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet.

      Dreyer’s Web site said he entered the Straits of Mackinac at 9:02 a.m. from St. Ignace.

      Because of heavy fog, he swam for 1.4 miles along a breaker wall before starting his first crossing from St. Ignace, which is on the state’s Upper Peninsula, to Mackinaw City on the Lower Peninsula.

      Dreyer swam about 5.45 miles in his first crossing, according to his Web site.

      In 1998, Australian Susie Maroney swam 122 miles from Mexico to Cuba in 38 hours and 33 minutes, according to the Guinness World Records Web site.

      Guinness described the feat as the longest distance ever swum without flippers in open sea, while Dreyer called it the world distance record for a continuous swim.

      IF you have any interest in following Jim’s effort his website is….

      http://www.swimjimswim.org/#home

      I’m a bit surprised it isn’t jimdreyer.com, but maybe that was already taken.

    • #30048
      KG from KZOO
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      “Report from Jim: He is feeling sick, cold and fighting the a strong current and winds in the Straits. He is currently at 38 miles, but is hoping to reach 40 before getting out. For family, friends, crew (thanks Bob, Dee and Al) and all sponsors, thanks to you. Jim appreciates your support!”

      You made it almost 1/3 of the way….way to break that record Jim!

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