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Friday, July 7, 2017

No Faking It On NBC With Pat Gallant Charette

Footage of Pat Gallant Charette, courtesy of Mike Scott.

Craig Melvin, an MSNBC anchor and NBC's Today Show correspondent, and a TV crew traveled to Maine to interview American dynamo Pat Gallant Charette about her open water swimming accomplishments and her final attempt at the elusive Oceans Seven - something she has been moving towards since 2008.

Over the course of Gallant-Charette's career, she has set numerous records:

* Strait of Gibraltar, third fastest woman of all time and the fastest American woman in 2010
* Catalina Channel, oldest woman to successfully cross at the age of 60 in 14 hours 11 minutes in 2011
* Tsugaru Channel, oldest woman to successfully cross at the age of 61 in 19 hours 36 minutes in 2012
* North Channel, oldest woman to successfully cross at the age of 65 years in 14 hours 22 minutes in 2016
* Molokai Channel, oldest woman to successfully cross at the age of 66 years in 23 hours 54 minutes in 2017
* English Channel, oldest woman to successfully cross at the age of 66 years in 17 hours 55 minutes in 2017

The 66-year-old's legacy and swims will be described on The Today Show on July 25th in the United States.

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