Sarah Thomas. English Channel 4x non-stop
Today, is MM (Monday Motivation).
23rd of September, I know, it has been a while without posting. Life, as always, got a bit busy but we are still here, we still fully inspired by you, and all your amazing challenges.
Our propose is to create a community of badass women. Women like you, like me. We are not different to each other.
Sarah Thomas is our motivation woman. She just become the first person to swim the English Channel 4 times non-stop after she fought for a breast cancer a year ago.
"I just can't believe we did it. I'm really just pretty numb," she told BBC after the swim. "There was a lot of people on the beach to meet me and wish me well and it was really nice of them, but I feel just mostly stunned."
Sarah is a marathon swimmer and not only completed the English Channel as well in 2012 but also incredible swims like:
Lake Champlain (168.3 miles), Lake Powell (128.7 miles) and many many more.
ENGLISH CHANNEL, DISTANCE, MARATHON SWIMMERS?
The English Channel is the body of water separating England and France, and the 33.2 km (20.6-mile) swim across it is arguably the world's most historically significant and iconic marathon swim. The standards and traditions of Channel swimming directly inspired the global sport of unassisted Marathon Swimming.
Capt. Matthew Webb was the first to swim across the Channel, unassisted by artificial swim aids, in 1875. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to cross in 1926. Since then over 1,800 swimmers have completed over 2,500 solo Channel swims.
If you want to see the full article, click here: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-49724851
WHAT IS OUR REQUEST?
To spread the word. It´s really important that articles like this one go out and more women and men can read about them to get inspired.
We are currently going through lots of missery and multiple of natural dissasters, sharing news like this one, gives hope to the rest of humanity.
Not only to mention another hero called Greta Thunberg with just 16 years old is making a revolution in the actual world. With her passion for climate change, raising awareness, thousands of millions of people follow her and her ideas for holding politicians to account for their lack of action on the climate crisis.
She is a real ROLE MODEL.
This month has been the “climate change month”:
U.S. Congress on climate change
On Wednesday, 18 September 2019, Greta appeared before the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis.” Greta delivered an eight sentence statement instead of offering testimony. She said: "My name is Greta Thunberg. I have not come to offer prepared remarks at this hearing. I am instead attaching my testimony. It is the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C which was released on October 8, 2018. I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action."
New York City: 2019 Global Climate Strike
On Friday, 20 September 2019, Thunberg spoke to New York City's contingent of the Global Climate Strike.
United Nations: Climate Action Summit 2019
On Monday, 23 September 2019, Greta Thurberg addressed the assembled world leaders at the United Nations.
At her appearance, Thurberg announced that she and 15 other children were filing a lawsuit against five nations that are not on track to meet the emission reduction targets they committed to in their Paris Agreement pledges: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey. The lawsuit is challenging the nations under the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child (specifically the right to life, health, and peace). If the complaint is successful, the countries will be asked to respond, but any suggestions aren’t legally binding.
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