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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Kanuga Started Smiling, Finished Smiling
Kerri Kanuga, a Canadian living in the Cayman Islands, finished the longest swim of her life: the 12.5-mile FKCC Swim Around Key West.
The southernmost swim in the continental U.S. is conducted under extremely warm conditions, but Kanuga kept her smile the entire 5 hour 45 minute circumnavigation.
"At one point I caught a current whilst chasing a dingy full of Navy SEALs, so I reached speeds of 3.5 mph at one point. I was pleased with my time."
Kanuga completed the FKCC Swim Around Key West in honor of Hannah Meeson who has been bravely battling medulloblastoma. "Hannah is a beautiful, brave little girl who simply was given a bad hand. I know that if I experience discomfort when I train I can simply stop, These kids are not given that luxury and it breaks my heart that they have to go through this. Awareness is a huge part of the problem, if people do not know they cannot do anything about it.”
Hannah has endured 13 rounds of chemotherapy over a 22-month period. It was for her and others like her that helped push Kanuga.
For more information for her fundraising efforts, visit here.
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