Men Vs Women For Ultra-Endurance

Men Vs Women For Ultra-Endurance For over 100 years, the English Channel Swim has presented men and women from around the world with a unique ultra-endurance challenge. Between 1900 and 2010, a total of 1,533 swimmers completed the 32 km (19.9 mile) journey and, according to a study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, their race times continue to improve. Despite the fact that swim speed tends to be higher for men, there wasn't much of a difference between the best times for male and female finishers in any given year.

True Strength Moment: This research suggests that men might have an edge on speed, but the fastest women who made it across the English Channel during the 109 years covered in this study certainly kept pace. When you're racing in open water over a course stretching many miles, inner drive removes barriers to success.
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