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Feng Yao Hsien

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Feng Yao Hsien at the time of his historic swim
Feng Yao Hsien ice swimming
Feng Yao Hsien ice swimming
Press coverage of Feng Yao Hsien's historic swim
Feng Yao Hsien
Feng Yao Hsien receiving an ice swimming award

Feng Yao-Hsien (冯耀先) is a 89-year-old Chinese marathon swimmer and winter swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1973 as an Honour Swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

  • At the age 36 in 1964, Feng swam 84 km (52.2 miles) in 18 hours along the Zi Ya River (子牙河) in China.
  • In 1965, he swam 156 km (97 miles) in the Tzuya River to set a Chinese endurance record.
  • Feng was credited with saving over 200 lives on the Hai River, as a water policeman and also (off-duty) while training.
  • At the age of 37 on 8 August 1965, Feng swam 161 km (99.6 miles) in 61 hours in the Zi Ya River to set a Chinese endurance record. Feng started in the Zi Ya River at Tientsin in northeast China and swam with another police officer, the 21-year-old Tien Pao Jan. The duo started at same time while Feng swam 161 km and his younger colleague swam 110 km (68.35 miles) in 41 hours.
  • Feng is a member of the 24-hour Club.
  • Feng has been involved in winter swimming for several decades.

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