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    Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    The first Laguana Del Tule Race in Melaque, Mexico takes place January 21 at 10 am. The race is a 1000m competition across the lagoon, with One Million Pesos in prize Money. There are 24 entries and it is said that Phelps and Hackett are entered. There are crocodiles in the lagoon but are not supposed to be a danger to humans. I will report the results in the morning after the race is completed.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    One hour and a few minutes til the race starts. 22 swimmers are here ready to race, I have not seen Phelps or Hackett as yet I guess they are waiting for the last few minutes before the race starts. The crowd here is very excited and loud I estimate about 25,000 spectators. I have counted 14 crocodiles in the lagoon this morning they look as if they are waiting for the start also.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    After talking with the swim experts here Pedro Hernadez a local swimmer is expected to come in third behind either Phelps or Hackett. He is very powerfully built and has very long arms, a very wide wingspan and huge feet he wears a size XXXL sandal looks about a size 16 shoe.

    I am sure his experience here at Laguna Del Tule will place him well.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    45 min to go, - still no sign of Phelps and Hackett, we are all eager for their grand entrance.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    If Phelps and Hackett don't show up they have asked me to fill in. I am considering it, I could use the $90,000 thousand US dollar prize to extend my holiday here.

    33 minutes and the race starts.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Here is the start area it does look scary.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Here we are 23 swimmers lined up for the start no show Phelps and Hackett.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Here we go, the gun goes off and only Pedro Hernadez is in the water. He is stroking very fast for such a big guy 115 strokes a minute. The crocs seem to be following him. Wow he better get going.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Pedro is really going fast 4 minutes out and he is 1 third the way across. The crocs are getting close to him he better pick up his pace. He was the only swimmer brave enough to get in the water.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    The crowd here are cheering Pedro on, they are shouting PEDRO GO, PEDRO GO, PEDRO GO.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    He is at the finish and out of the water alive and waving at the crowd, He is giving an interview. He said thanks every one, thankyou to the sponsors and that he will use the money to train harder. They are asking what are you going to do now. I thought he was going to say "I'm going to go to Disney Land". In stead Pedro just said "I am heading back to the starting line and going to kick the S--t out of the guy who pushed me in."
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    LOL
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    What is this???? It's obviously not real. Right?

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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Not true, it is a lark, a spoof.

    I was told that humans have swum in the Lagoon in years past but I do not think anybody would dare to swim there with the crocodiles.

    A friend of mine named Pedro told me about a race last summer and I almost believed him until well into the story.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Yeah Yeah Yeah I can be extremely gullible. I was so into your story, I couldn't believe it. You had me googleing it and I didn't come up with anything. You should really be a story teller cause you had me goin'. Thanks for a good laugh. -Julia

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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Ha ha ha!!!

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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    I just thought everyone would enjoy the friendly crocs at Laguna del Tule. Here are a couple of friends out for a leisurely walk on the beach with one of the crocs from the Lagoon
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Entries are now being accepted for next years race.

    Entry fee for each swimmer is 2 well rotted fish to feed the crocs the day before the race.

    That will keep the crocs full so they don't attack the swimmers for a snack. I believe that is food for thought.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    The officials here are looking for more entries there are only three people entered for next year and one is this years winner, Pedro Hernandez.

    He bought a new sports car with his winnigs, It sure is a nice car.
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    Re: Ist annual Cross Laguana Del Tule Swim

    Just thought you would like to see Pedro's new sport car, he bought it with part of his winnings.
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