Widow Of Columbus Man Says He Completed Cuba To Florida Swim First


Via the17thman

“While the world celebrates marathon swimmer Diana Nyad’s historic swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, a Central Ohio woman said her husband completed the same journey nearly 35 years ago. Faye Poenisch, widow of Walter Poenisch, said her husband completed the same swim at the age of 68. Walter Poenisch began marathon swimming at the age of 49. A baker and rodeo man by trade, Walter bet a restaurant owner in Jamestown, New York, that he could beat him.”

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