Jack LaLanne remembered: five of his amazing feats

Jack LaLanne, the 'Godfather of Fitness,' died on Sunday at the age of 96. We remember Jack LaLanne by looking back at his five most amazing feats.

1. Swiming from Alcatraz to San Francisco

This undated file image provided by Ariel Hankin shows Jack LaLanne in his later years.

1974, age 60

Even if you got past the guards, Alcatraz was supposedly inescapable because of the treacherous swim to the mainland. But at 60 years old, LaLanne did it, handcuffed, shackled, and with a 1,000-pound boat tied to a belt around his waste. To guard him from sharks, police followed him in a boat. LeLanne later said that the police officers had spotted two sharks just 20 feet away from where he was swimming.

5 of 5
of stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Unlimited digital access $11/month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.