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A 56-year-old American athlete has become the first woman on record to swim the Atlantic. Jennifer Figge took 24 days to swim from the Cape Verde islands off Africa to Trinidad.


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A Briton who ran across six continents is planning to try to swim 25,000 miles across all the world's oceans and seas, in an odyssey lasting up to six years.


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Swimming with dolphins may be sold as a life-affirming experience, but research shows that it can be traumatic for the sea mammals themselves.


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The 3.6-metre tiger shark was caught on 4 September by a local investment banker who was deep-sea fishing. Whilst reeling it in, he said he saw a leg poking out of the shark's mouth. After cutting the creature open, defence force officers found a torso, two severed arms, and a right leg.


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US swimmer Diana Nyad has been forced to abandon her attempt to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. Ms Nyad, 61, stopped 29 hours into an expected 60-hour swim.


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