Friday, December 05, 2008

Five-and-a-half weeks ago Eric Shanteau had cancer - Now he has a personal best after placing second behind Ryan Lochte at 'SCY Nationals!'

Though the lighting is bad and this You Tube looks like a grainy, "witness protection video" from a bad episode of America's Most Wanted, that is Eric Shanteau!

A few years ago I missed the FINA World Masters Championships at Stanford because I got stuck with the flu for six-weeks. Then it took me another humiliating six-weeks to return to form.

Eric Shanteau went from cancer surgery, chemo and lots of tubes and needles to a second place finish behind Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM in a time of 1:42.50 in just five-and-a-half weeks time.

I am positive Eric Shanteau has not been training! How can you? Yet, he comes back from the "dead" and does this well. Amazing! He is certainly a giant and an inspiration to our sport.

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