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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Christof Wandratsch Swims Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn
Christof "Wandi" Wandratsch has succeeded in every niche of the open water world, from the English Channel to ice swimming.
After setting the record for a lengthwise crossing of the Bodensee, a 66 km swim completed in 20 hours 41 minutes in July 2013, Wandratsch attempted to set the widthwise crossing record this weekend under the direction of his coach Stefan Hetzer.
Not surprisingly, he succeeded.
In 2 hours 28 minutes in a 12 km straight line course from Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen, he shattered the old record held by Nathalie Pohl in 2 hours 50 minutes.
WoW-style's Oliver Halder said after the finish as the clock struck 5 pm on June 21st, "There were no problems during the swim. Everything went smoothly and we set off on an optimal course."
For more information, visit www.bodenseequerung.de, www.facebook.com/Bodenseequerung, and www.wandratsch.de.
Record-keeping across the Bodensee is maintained by ￼Bodenseequerung:
1. Christof Wandratsch, 2 hours 28 minutes 45 seconds on 21 June 2015 (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
2. Nathalie Pohl, 2 hours 50 minutes on 25 June 2014 in 21°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
3. Mäx Beer, 3 hours 20 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 17°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
4. Katie Benoit, 3 hours 23 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
5. Katie Benoit, 3 hours 52 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
6. Stefan Jung, 4 hours 14 minutes on 19 July 2014 in 23°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
7. Katie Benoit, 4 hours 22 minutes on 30 August 2014 in 19°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
8. Jacqueline Kempfer, 4 hours 32 minutes on 25 August 2014 in 19°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
9. Meik Kottwitz, 4 hours 35 minutes on 17 July 2014 in 22°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
10. Patrick Raguse, 4 hours 36 minutes on 12 August 2014 in 23°C water (Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen)
11. Bruno "ORCA" Dobelmann, 4 hours 58 minutes on 24 May 2012 in 16°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
12. Wigald Boning, 7 hours 24 minutes on 16 July 2014 in 21°C water (Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn)
Photo by WoW-style / Oliver Halder.
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