Sport Science: Tenacious Triumph

Posted: September 9, 2016 in Advance, Periods 1&2, Periods 3&4, Sports Science MATH

Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Fla., is arguably the most impressive endurance feat in history. John Brenkus explains why.

  • English Channel:21 miles

  • Key West to Cuba:110 miles


  • 53 hours long
  • 30, 000 calories burned compared to 3,000 in a marathon
  • 153,000 strokes to finish
  • 100,000,000,000 have lived on earth
  • 4,000 people have climb Mount Everest

  • One person has swam from Key West to Florida

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