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Category Archives: Iconic marathon swim

More pictures from Manhattan

July 30, 2017 | 2017 Season, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

Finally downloaded pictures from my kids’ and wife’s phones from our NYC trip. This’ll be a picture-heavy post, with comments along the way. Enjoy! Of course, marathon swimming is a team sport. I couldn’t have done it without my crew. And my kids, the best crew a dad could ask for. The family and I […]

Pictorial tour through my 20 Bridges

July 25, 2017 | 2017 Season, Humor, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

I’ll have more pictures in the coming days, but for now, here’s a few from my attempt at 20 Bridges. We had to be there at 0500, so this is me sitting and waiting…and being nervous… I’ve already spoken elsewhere about how wonderful this marathon swimming community is. While I was sitting there, my right […]

Born under a bad sign

March 12, 2017 | 2017 Season, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

So, as dear reader(s) of mine know, I swim regularly in a very short pool. Longer than my pool in Kyrgyzstan but shorter than a typical pool. No matter, while the pool is short, it’s still just filled with water. That’s all you really need to swim, right? I get the time horizontal in. Need […]

So friggin’ impressive

October 6, 2016 | Iconic marathon swim, Spirit of Marathon Swimming | Permalink

For two days now, FOR TWO DAYS, I’ve been following my friend Sarah Thomas as she swims 82 miles (yes…MILES) in lake Powell in Arizona. EIGHTY-TWO MILES. For my non-swimming friends, that’s 50-60 hours STRAIGHT. Yes, she’s swimming without sleep or rest for more than two days. At publication of this blog post, she’s already […]

Lake Issyk Kul is on the Map!

October 2, 2016 | Iconic marathon swim, Swimming Anthropology | Permalink

NPR wrote up a great article about Sarah’s successful Issyk Kul swim back in August. It’s a great write-up, pointing out the basis for the crossing, the legend of Toru-Aygyr. It also does a good job covering Sarah’s reasons for doing the crossing: to persuade the Kyrgyz to pursue a healthier and more active lifestyle. […]