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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Vegetarian Karteek Clarke In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Karteek Clarke of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from Edinburgh, Scotland is a crossover marathoner and a devoted vegetarian: running, walking and swimming his way to 11 English Channel crossing and several marathon runs and ultra-marathon runs and walks while shooing away from the awards.

He completed his 11th crossing of the English Channel with a 19 hour 1 minute crossing with Michael Oram (read his details here) and has also swam across Lake Zurich (9 hours 20 minutes in 1999), Lake Windermere (crossed in 2004), several lochs and the Firth or Forth (10 miles in 2011).

Karteek has been a vegetarian during his entire English Channel swimming career:

1. 11 hours 57 minutes in 1997 at the age of 30
2. 14 hours 52 minutes in 2000 at the age of 33
3. 12 hours 49 minutes in 2001 at the age of 34
4. 10 hours 53 minutes in 2002 at the age of 35
5. 16 hours 5 minutes in 2003 at the age of 36
6. 16 hours 13 minutes in 2005 at the age of 37
7. 13 hours 31 minutes in 2005 at the age of 38
8. 16 hours 18 minutes in 2006 at the age of 39
9. 14 hours 54 minutes in 2008 at the age of 41
10. 16 hours 49 minutes in 2009 at the age of 42
11. 19 hours 1 minute in 2014 at the age of 47

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