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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Emma Otto-Moudry Sets New Standard Along Ederle Swim

Emma Otto-Moudry was blazing fast in shattering the 17.5-mile Ederle Swim course record from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to Manhattan Island in a time of 4 hours 38 minutes yesterday. The previous record was held by Evan Morrison in 5 hours 24 minutes.

NYC Swim organized a record attempt based on favorable tides that the young 17-year-old from Ithaca, New York took to her advantage: she ripped off an average speed of 15 minutes 52 seconds per mile.

In comparison, the previous Ederle Swim winners did the following times:

2006 Nancy Steadman-Martin 5:53 (Manhattan to Sandy Hook)
2007 Sebasian Neumayer 5:39 (Manhattan to Sandy Hook)
2008 Lance Ogren 5:20 (Manhattan to Sandy Hook)
2009 Julie Sheldon 6:13 (Manhattan to Sandy Hook)
2010 Lance Ogren 5:10 (Manhattan to Sandy Hook)
2011 Evan Morrison 5:24 (Sandy Hook to Manhattan)

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