My daughter Jazzy, not quite 2 ½ years old, watches during the first hour of the event. At the base of the clock are two buoys from my original attempt on the record in 2006. They’re signed by volunteers and spectators from that event, and carry the name of my mom, Janet Nelson, to whom the event was dedicated. She’d died of ovarian cancer just weeks before.
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