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Gertrude Ederle's record swim...



Item # 647450

June 16, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1925

* Woman swimmer Gertrude Ederle
* Battery Park to Sandy Hook record swim


The front page has a one column heading: "GIRL SWIMS TO HOOK FROM THE BATTERY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Gertrude Ederle's record breaking swim from Battery Park to Sandy Hook. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: In 1925, Ederle turned professional. The same year she swam the 22 miles from Battery Park to Sandy Hook in seven hours and 11 minutes, a record time which stood for 81 years before being broken by Australian swimmer Tammy van Wisse. Ederle's nephew Bob later described his aunt's swim as a "midnight frolic" and a "warm-up" for her later swim across the English channel.

Category: The 20th Century

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