Fitness

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, takes 18 hours to swim across English Channel

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, takes 18 hours to swim across English Channel

A 66-year-old from the United States has become the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.

Pat Gallant-Charette battled lower-than-expected water temperatures, difficulty keeping her food down and a jellyfish sting on her face. She wrote on her blog that she also saw a large dorsal fin that turned out to be a sunfish, not a shark.

At 100, Still Running for Her Life

On a cloudless Sunday afternoon in April, a 100-year-old woman named Ida Keeling laced up her mustard yellow sneakers and took to the track at the Fieldston School in the Bronx. Her arrival was met without fanfare. In fact, no one in the stands seemed to notice her at all.

Slalom skier shreds it at 81

By MELISSA MCNAMARA, CBS News:  If you were to see the latest water-skiing phenom, you’d notice right away that she’s strong, quick and pretty…