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Friday, August 26, 2011
Masayuki Moriya Crosses The Tsugaru Channel
The neoprene-clad Japanese coach completed one of the Oceans Seven channels in 11 hours 55 minutes. He had previously crossed the Tsugaru Channel in 2008 and 2009 and was the coach and navigator for a young blind swimmer in the Channel. He was also part of a relay team, but he finally made it as an individual.
After swimming for nearly half a day and climbing up onshore, Moriya-san was finally able to relish in the tremendous emotional rush of joy, the relief and the satisfaction that every marathon swimmer feels upon success. That inner glow and corresponding uplift in confidence and self-satisfaction carries over on terra firma, especially after such a long road of preparation and initial disappointment.
A job very well done.
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