It is a little more complicated than that, though.
“[Marathon swimming] is a team effort,” the channel swimmer explains. “When I am actually swimming, I hate it while I am in there. When I get in, I am thinking when am I going to get out. I enjoy finishing and actually the adrenalin rush of actually completing a swim and overcoming all of the odds including one’s own frailties.
I have a fear of what I am going to doing to myself.”
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