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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Marilyn Bell

The Heart-Stopping Tale of Marilyn's Record-Breaking Swim

by (author) Patrick Tivy

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Post-Confederation (1867-), Sports, Women
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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"'My arms were tired. My legs ached. My stomach hurt in one big awful pain and I couldn't get my breath. I wanted to quit. When it gets to your stomach, marathoners say, you're through.' Marilyn Bell was through - or so it seemed." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: sport, biography, or sports history. Marilyn Bell's 54-kilometre swim across Lake Ontario both stunned the world and riveted a nation. This account of her epic ordeal will have you on the edge of your seat as you accompany Marilyn and her coach, Gus Ryder, across the dark, frigid waters of Lake Ontario.

About the author

Patrick Tivy was born in Calgary and is an alumnus of the University of Calgary. He has worked as copy editor, reporter, and columnist for both "The Albertan" and the "Calgary Herald" newspapers, and as a contributor to many magazines. Patrick Tivy is the author of two other books by Altitude Publishing. He is also Executive Editor at HOMES Publishing Group of Unionville and is the editor of "Active Adult Magazine", "HOMES Magazine" and "Condo Life Magazine". His home in Toronto is close enough to Lake Ontario that he can hear the waves crash on the shore on stormy nights.

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