There are 7 billion people walking the earth right now.  There have been 5,000 people who have successfully summited Mount Everest.  Just over 1600 human beings have swam the English channel- Today’s guests are Doug and Susan McConnell.  Doug is only the 48th person over the age of 50 to successfully swim the English Channel.  But he could not have done it without his team led by his wife Susan.  In this two part interview- Doug shares with us how the idea came up as a gag over a few glasses of wine to a commitment that changed the direction of his life.  He tells us about the obstacles namely sharks, hypothermia and how he navigated past each one of them and he sets the record straight of the old wives tale of whether or not it helps to pee on a jelly fish stings.  To learn more about the MCconnell’s effort to raise awareness about ALS, please visit http://www.alongswim.com/

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