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"The greatest obstacle to that swim, in my opinion, was fear.
I was never fearful of anything, you know. I was a daring devil."

- Gertrude Ederle, age 91, on her record-breaking swim of the English Channel
at age 19 on August 6, 1926. She died Nov. 30, 2003 at age 98.



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