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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Twice, Thrice As Nice In The English Channel
But 37 times, an intrepid endurance athlete has chosen to swim the English Channel twice in a row.
A double crossing.
There and back.
1. Antonio Abertondo (first, longest time) in 1961: 43 hours 10 minutes
2. Ted Erikson in 1965: 30 hours 3 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy in 1970: 35 hours 10 minutes
4. Jon Erikson in 1975: 29 hours 50 minutes
5. Kevin Murphy in 1975: 36 hours 3 minutes
6. Cynthia Nicholas in 1977: 19 hours 55 minutes
7. Cynthia Nicholas in 1979: 19 hours 12 minutes
8. Jon Erikson in 1979: 22 hours 16 minutes
9. Cynthia Nicholas in 1981: 22 hours 21 minutes
10. Jon Erikson in 1981: 25 hours 13 minutes (en route to a 3-way of 38:27)
11. Cynthia Nicholas in 1982: 18 hours 55 minutes
12. Cynthia Nicholas in 1982: 20 hours 9 minutes (16 days after her 18:55 2-way)
13. Alison Streeter in 1983: 21 hours 16 minutes
14. Irene van der Laan in 1983: 18 hours 15 minutes
15. Osama Ahmed Momtaz in 1984: 21 hours 37 minutes
16. Philip Rush in 1985: 17 hours 56 minutes (negative split: 9:03 + 8:53)
17. Philip Rush in 1987: 16 hours 10 minutes (en route to a 3-way of 28:21)
18. Kevin Murphy in 1987: 32 hours 42 minutes
19. Alison Streeter in 1990: 21 hours 11 minutes (en route to a 3-way of 34:40)
20. Susie Maroney in 1991: 17 hours 14 minutes
21. Alison Streeter in 1992: 22 hours 20 minutes
22. Paula Townley-Rivett in 1993: 22 hours 11 minutes
23. Nora Toledano Cadena in 1994: 23 hours 38 minutes
24. Alison Streeter in 1995: 20 hours 55 minutes
25. Nick Adams in 1995: 27 hours 28 minutes
26. Igor de Souza in 1997: 18 hours 33 minutes (negative split: 9:31 + 9:02)
27. Marcy MacDonald in 2011: 21 hours 19 minutes
28. David Parcells in 2002: 21 hours 30 minutes
29. Anne Cleveland in 2004: 28 hours 36 minutes
30. Marcy MacDonald in 2004: 23 hours 0 minutes
31. David Cech in 2006: 19 hours 54 minutes
32. Liane Llewellyn in 2009: 27 hours 35 minutes
33. Lisa Cummins in 2009: 35 hours 0 minutes
34. Chloë McCardel in 2010: 21 hours 48 minutes
35. John van Wisse in 2010: 19 hours 55 minutes
36. Elizabeth Fry in 2011: 24 hours 41 minutes (negative split: 13:20 + 11:20)
37. Stuart Johnson in 2011: 25 hours 50 minutes (negative split: 13:28 + 12:22)
Data from the Julian Critchlow English Channel Swimmers Database.
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