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Mississippi Swimmer

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Mississippi Swimmer

Mississippi Swimmer

Mississippi Swimmer

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Jacki Lyden talks with kayaker David Hale, who accompanied marathon swimmer Martin Strel on a journey down the length of the Mississippi River. Strel began his swim of more than 2,300 miles on July 4. He finished it today. Hale says the greatest scare came near Missouri when Strel was nearly struck by lightning.