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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Chris LaBianco Masters Chris Greene Real Fast
Chris LaBianco, a former USA Swimming national open water swimming team member now swimming in the 40-44 year age group and fund-raiser extraordinaire, broke the existing record by 4 seconds with a 20:13 victory yesterday in the Virginia state classic.
But it is still a young woman who is the fastest ever over the 1-mile loop course: reigning Manhattan Island Marathon Swim champion Abby Nunn.
The top men and women of all time are posted below:
1. Christopher LaBianco in 2012, 20:13.79 at age 41
2. Adam Barley in 2012, 20:15.05 at age 31
3. Chris Stevenson in 2008, 20:16.84 at age 43
4. James Allen in 2008, 21:02.58 at age 41
5. Stephen Gomez in 2011, 21:26.95 at age 23
6. Luke Robbins in 2009, 21:46.62 at age 18
7. Robbie Allen in 2011, 21:47.02 at age 45
8. Jim McFarland in 2009,, 21:52.28 at age 51
9. John Beaty in 2011 22:35.32 at age 36
10. Steven Pohnert in 2011, 22:41.74 at age 41
1. Abby Nunn in 2009, 20:02.38 at age 19
2. Maura Smith in 2012, 21:59.03 at age 30
3. Shirley Loftus-Charley in 2011, 22:39.47 at age 59
4. Michelle Caron in 2011, 23:11.08 at age 19
5. Carolyn Alsup in 2011, 23:39.47 at age 42
6. Claire Russo in 2012, 23:50.58 at age 29
7. Amy Charley in 2012, 24:01.38 at age 27
8. Ali Hall in 2008, 25:20.78 at age 46
9. Sara Black in 2012, 25:25.95 at age 25
10. Katie Whitworth in 2008, 25:39.27 at age 34
In the women's 2-mile event, Abby Nunn won her fourth consecutive title in 41:48.
University of Virginia Professor of Economics Emeritus Dick Selden finished a bit behind Nunn in 1 hour 33 minutes, but it was enough to set a record for men ages 90-94. An avid swimmer, Professor Selden said at the awards ceremony, "I think I have finally found my niche."
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