Grandmother makes history as first person to complete 17-hour swim through shark-infested waters

May 17, 2024

A grandmother became the first person in history to complete a treacherous 29.7-mile solo swim through freezing, shark-infested waters without a wetsuit.

Amy Appelhans Gubser, 55, a paediatric nurse from Pacifica, California, completed the gruelling feat of endurance from San Francisco to the Farallon Islands in 17 hours.

The route marks “the toughest marathon swim in the world,” the Marathon Swimmers Federation says. yahoo!news