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Fearless Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When K.V. Switzer filled out her application to run the Boston Marathon, she wasn't being secretive; that was how Kathrine Switzer signed her name. The first woman to run the Marathon, she had help in fending off the race official who tried to remove her.

70-Year-Old Grandfather Becomes World's Oldest English Channel Swimmer

Posted 10.31.2011 | World

At an age when many of his contemporaries are contentedly inactive, a 70-year-old grandfather of three has become the world's oldest person ever to sw...

Quadruple Amputee To Swim Shark-Infested Seas

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Quadruple amputee Phillipe Croizon has announced that he'll brave some of the world's most treacherous waters next year as he swims between five conti...

Philippe Croizon, English Channel Swimmer, Attempts Crossing As Quadruple Amputee

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS (AP)— A Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated is attempting to swim across the English Channel using leg prostheses that have flipp...

Jonathan Trappe, Adventurer, Crosses English Channel With Helium Balloons

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LONDON — In a goofy yet mesmerizing stunt, an American adventurer crossed the English Channel on Friday carried by a bundle of helium ballo...

Missing Cargo Ship "Arctic Sea" Still Bewilders Authorities, Two Weeks Later

The Washington Post | Edward Cody and Karla Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Arctic Sea, a 4,700-ton cargo ship registered in Malta, owned by Russians and crewed by 15 Siberian sailors, dropped off the map shortly after it ...

English Channel Ship Mystery: Russian Navy Searches Atlantic

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- The disappearance of a Russian-manned cargo ship in the Atlantic more than two weeks ago spawned a variety of theories and intriguing report...

Ship Disappears After Sailing Through English Channel

AP | JENNIFER QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — First the ship reported it had been attacked in waters off Sweden. Then it sailed with no apparent problems through one of the world's ...