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Gertrude Ederle Is Not 103

…because she died five years ago, along with Warren Zevon and Keiko the whale.

Ederle was a lot more famous than either of them in her day. She was the first woman to swim the 35 miles across the English Channel. She pulled herself across in 14 hours and 39 minutes on a summer’s day in 1926. (Top that, Keiko!)

And she would have been 103 today.

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