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Marathon Swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette's Wildest Challenges

Pat Gallant-Charette is the oldest woman to have swum the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, the English Channel between Britain and France and the Tsugaru Strait in Japan. She set the first of her nine world records when she was 60. She’ll turn 68 in a couple of months.

But, as Pat says, age is just a number.

Most of Pat’s swims don’t go  ... swimmingly. Take her 2012 attempt of the Tsugaru Strait. After just eight hours in the water, Pat glanced up and saw the finish line.

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