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Jack LaLanne, 1914 - 2011 [Updated]

January 23, 2011 |  9:05 pm

  Oct. 4, 1974, Jack LaLanne  

Oct. 4, 1974: Jack LaLanne celebrates his 60th birthday by swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf  in San Francisco -- with his hands and feet tied and pulling a 1,000-pound boat.

In addition to his usual training program -- rising at 4 a.m.  for 90 minutes of weightlifting, 30 minutes of swimming and 30 minutes of running -- he had sat for an hour a day in a bathtub filled with water and 100 pounds of ice, which brought the temperature to 55 degrees, The Times said.

[Updated at 9:32 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said LaLanne was handcuffed. His hands and feet were "bound by cords that allowed minimal freedom."]

  Oct. 4, 1974, Jack LaLanne  

  Oct. 4, 1974, Jack LaLanne  

  Oct. 4, 1974, Jack LaLanne