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Girl Swims With Bound Limbs: Motivating or Scary?


I like to share stories with you guys that will motivate you to get moving. Reading about the amazing feats of others can certainly do this, but sometimes I wonder if some people end up taking the whole fitness thing too far?

Remember the 8-year-old girl who ran a marathon while her father trailed behind on his bike? Well it seems another daddy-daughter team are trying to outdo them. It has been reported that a father tied his 10-year-old daughter's hands and feet and watched her swim in a chilly southern China river for three hours. Why, you ask? Well he felt it would help the girl achieve her own dream of swimming across the English Channel. The father claimed that his daughter's swimming skills are perfect and that she insisted on doing the bound swim.

In a way I am inspired that this little girl has such big dreams, but binding her feet and legs? Come on now. What do you think?

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