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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Britain's Got Talent

Great Britain has provided all kinds of cultural sensations over time - from the Beatles to Susan Boyle.

Jackie Cobell has not only captured the attention of her marathon swimming colleagues when she completed a 28 hour and 44 minute English Channel crossing, but also the adulation and respect of the general public.

Her humility, grit, determination and sheer will power are something to see. In her recent interviews, the 56-year-old explained.

"It was quite cold. It got very tiring at the end. But I kept driving myself because I really wanted to achieve it, not only for myself, but also for my friends and family as well."

"I did it to get fit, but I would like to do it for charity, namely Huntington Disease. I trained for five years. I wore my shoulders out. I would do it again, but perhaps I would also like to do something different. Like the Alcatraz Swim."

Like the Beatles and Susan Boyle, here's to Jackie coming to America.



Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones

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