First Woman to Swim 22 Miles of San Francisco’s Shoreline Says the Strength Is All in Her Head


Maryam Sharifzadeh, the second person and first woman on record to swim the 22 miles of shoreline around San Francisco all in one shot, says the frigid water and rough surf are the ultimate test of mental fortitude.

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