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bubble running rescue Florida Man Trying to Run to Bermuda in a Bubble Was Rescued by the Coast Guard (Again)
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Reza Baluchi was attempting to run from Pompano Beach, FL to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble. Although the Coast Guard officially warned him not to make the attempt due to dangerous water conditions, he set off on his journey anyway. Since he was making the journey totally alone, the coast guard had to save him. 

This isn't his first attempt, he was also rescued in 2014 during a similar trip:

running charity A Woman Is Running Across the Irish Sea in a Giant Hamster Ball for Charity
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BBC presenter Lindsey Russell is planning to run across the Irish sea from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland and Portpatrick in Scotland. The run will benefit Sport Relief, a UK charity that raises money through sports related events. 

This specially made floating hamster wheel is nicknamed "Bobby". 


via roselawrence

Russell is expected to complete this awesome journey about 14 hours after her start time of 6:30 am today. 

grandma finishes beer mile in 20 minutes
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81 year old Elvira Montes didn't just complete the annual Flotrack Beer Mile, she dominated it. The grandmother of three completed her beer mile, which requires runners to chug a 12 oz beer every quarter mile, in 20 minutes and 23 seconds, beating her 47 year old daughter by 50 seconds. 

Montes was happy to finish, but wants to up her chug speed in order to try to beat her time next year: "I should have been a little faster. I tried to drink the first one really fast but I couldn’t. The second one went down really smooth; the third, even better. The fourth was alright."

But the coolest thing about Montes? She doesn't even like beer. This badass grandma prefers scotch. Cheers to you Elvira Montes, and congrats on a great finish time. I know I couldn't beat it.


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Gunhild Swanson crosses the finish line of the 2015 Western States 100 6 seconds before the 30 hour cutoff to become the oldest finisher (70) in the history of the race.
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