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The Shark Returns to Lake Superior With New Space-Age Skin


After twice setting new Lake Superior distance records, but falling short in his quest to become the first to swim a direct crossing of Lake Superior, ultra-marathon athlete Jim "The Shark" Dreyer will make another attempt at a crossing utilizing state-of-the-art technological advances in thermal protection. Dreyer will attempt a non-stop 73-mile crossing between Grand Portage, Minnesota and McLain State Park near Hancock, Michigan during the first period of favorable weather beginning on or after August 26, 2003. Dreyer plans to swim continuously for an estimated 50 - 60 hours to complete the crossing. A successful Lake Superior crossing will also make Dreyer the first person to swim a direct crossing of all five Great Lakes.  more...




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