Wow

Via the BBC:  Rob Konrad: Ex-Miami Dolphin falls off boat, swims nine miles

Konrad, 38, swam the equivalent of 290 lengths of an Olympic-size swimming pool after his 36-foot boat, which was on auto pilot, drifted away from him off the South Florida coast.

It took him roughly 12 hours to swim to shore.

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Comments

  1. C. Clavin says:

    Incredible. Simply incredible.
    9 miles or something like that.

  2. Gromitt Gunn says:

    “Is that all you got?” – Diana Nyad, when asked her reaction.

  3. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    Well, he was a Dolphin…

  4. Franklin says:

    Well, for someone who presumably isn’t trained as a professional swimmer like Nyad, it seems like a pretty decent feat. Plus he didn’t have a team of people on boats helping him along like Nyad. Tides, sharks, dehydration, temperature – a lot of things could have done him in.

  5. Franklin says:

    Now it’s supposedly 27 miles and 16 hours: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12155533/rob-konrad-recounts-16-hour-swim-survival

    Oh, yeah, and Nyad actually commented … she was quite impressed by the story.