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  1. Mick Fanning of Australia, who was attacked by a shark while surfing.

    Surfer Fights Off Shark in South Africa

    Maybe he should give boxing a try. Defending champ Mick Fanning was surfing in the final of the J-Bay Open competition on the eastern Cape yesterday when two sharks approached. Caught live on television, one of the predators knocked Manning off his board, leaving him “waiting for the teeth.” The 34-year-old Australian kicked and punched the shark, escaping uninjured. But neither he nor fellow finalist Julian Wilson wanted to continue competing, so the event was canceled, with both men agreeing to split the title.

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