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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Five To Swim Three Rivers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Kristin Jones (Arizona), Kimberly Plewa (New Jersey), Sarah Thomas (Colorado), Chris Greene (Georgia), and John Humenik (Pennsylvania) will tackle the 'City of Steel' 30K Three Rivers Marathon Swim (#3RMS) on August 1st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Race founder Darren Miller explains, "Beginning under the Roberto Clemente Bridge by PNC Park, the five hearty swimmers will dive from the Allegheny Landing dock. They will swim out along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, North Shore Riverfront Park, Carnegie Science Center, Rivers Casino and out the Ohio River.

They will then turn around at Brunot Island and head toward the majestic Point State Park fountain where they enter the waters of the mighty Monongahela. After passing underneath the Fort Pitt, Smithfield, Liberty and 10th Street Bridges, they will pass the Allegheny County Jail, Duquesne University and opposite the South Side slopes, turn around and head back along the city side toward the Point. Rounding Point State Park, they finish the final 10 km out and back the incredible flow of the Allegheny River, turning around under the 40th Street Bridge.

They will then cross over the Allegheny River under eye of the River Rescue, and enjoy the 'ride' back along the North Side of the river. Passing underneath the 31st Street, 16th Street, Veterans, Rachel Carson, Andy Warhol Bridges, they will finish where they started at Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore under the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Skies should be blue, sun will be shining and the clean water in the mid-70°Fs for our dual kayaking teams, escort boats and five of the toughest open water swimmers on the planet

The inaugural test event was completed by 3 veteran swimmers: Melodee Nugent (9 hours 15 minutes), Anthony McCarley (11 hours 37 minutes), and Janet Manning (12 hours 24 minutes).

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