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Woman's Atlantic swim raises questions

Updated: February 12, 2009, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A U.S. swimmer crossed the Atlantic Ocean this month -- but did she swim "across" the ocean?

Common sense dictates that Jennifer Figge, a 56-year-old endurance athlete, can't claim to have swum from the Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, a journey of about 2,500 miles, in 24 days.

It would be impossible for any human to swim the Atlantic without stopping. No boat can drop anchor in the middle of deep-water currents. Holding onto a fixed ...

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