German swims with shark, dolphins

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7 June 2007, San Jose (dpa) - German endurance athlete Renate Herberger swam with dolphins and even close to a shark to cross the 16 kilometres separating the coasts of the Golfo Dulce on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, local media reported Wednesday. Herberger, 52, swam for nine hours Tuesday from Puerto Jimenez in southern Costa Rica to the Cana Blanca wildlife reserve, in a personal challenge after suffering a knee injury in an accident. Herberger said that she wanted to draw attention on the fact that the

7 June 2007

San Jose (dpa) - German endurance athlete Renate Herberger swam with dolphins and even close to a shark to cross the 16 kilometres separating the coasts of the Golfo Dulce on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, local media reported Wednesday.

Herberger, 52, swam for nine hours Tuesday from Puerto Jimenez in southern Costa Rica to the Cana Blanca wildlife reserve, in a personal challenge after suffering a knee injury in an accident.

Herberger said that she wanted to draw attention on the fact that the sea is not a waste disposal area.

"The sea is my sanctuary, my doctor, my healer," she said, the daily La Nacion noted.

Dolphins were said to have accompanied her all the way, as did one shark.

The Golfo Dulce, Spanish for sweet gulf, near the Panamanian border is one of the largest tropical inlets in the world. In the summer months, whales from the Arctic and Antarctic arrive to breed.

DPA

Subject: German news

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