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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Swimming In Stages Down The Hudson River

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Race director Rondi Davies summed up Stage 6 at the longest swimming race in the world, the 6th annual 7-day, 7-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, "We had a fantastic day when everyone finished. Capri Djatiasmoro fought hard to reach the bridge as the flood tide pushed back. Third time's the charm. [At the front of the field,] going into the final stage Cheryl Reinke leads Paige Christie by 23 minutes."

As co-race director David Barra is fond of saying, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing." And that is certainly what Reinke and Christie have done as they head into the final stage this morning.

Results for Stage 6, The Palisades (Tappan Zee Bridge-George Washington Bridge):
1 Cheryl Reinke 3:30:58 (total time: 33:23:57; sixth of 7 stages)
2 Paige Christie 3:33:50 (total time: 33:46:31; sixth of 7 stages)
3 Mark Spratt 3:35:00
4 Ali Hall 3:43:17
5 Spencer Schneider 3:46:50
6 Steve Gruenwald 3:50:06
7 Abigail Fairman 3:54:34
8 Cristian Vergara 3:55:20 [shown above]
9 Phyllis Ho 3:58:28
10 Devon Clifford 4:00:55
11 Jeannie Zappe 4:03:59
12 Martina Pavlicova 4:05:28
13 Mo Siegel 4:07:03
14 Thomas W. Kofler 4:07:40
15 David Cook 4:10:06
16 Hugh Darlington 4:14:51
17 Lyn Goldsmith 4:15:25
18 Ellen Weinberg 4:28:23
19 Louise Hyder-Darlington 4:34:44
20 Capri Djatiasmoro 6:01:30

For more information, visit www.8bridges.org.

Additional articles on the 2016 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim:
*History: Christie vs. Reinke Recalls Van Der Byl vs. Davies Battle
*Stage 1: Cheryl Reinke Wins 8 Bridges Stage 1 Marathon
*Competitor: Elena Pavlova Swimming From Ukraine To New York
*Stage 2: Paige Christie Overcomes Conditions At 8 Bridges
*Stage 3: Cheryl Reinke Extends Slight Lead Under 8 Bridges
*Stage 4: Four For Cheryl Reinke At 8 Bridges
*Ageless Swimmers: Touting Jamie Under 8 Bridges
*Stage 5: Top Duo Duel Each Other And Weather
*Nerves: Goose Bumps While Swimming The 8 Bridges
*Stage 7: Cheryl Reinke, Paige Christie Go 7 For 7 At 8 Bridges
*Perseverance: Stage 6 Takes 6 For Capri Djatiasmoro
*Perseverance: Stage 6 Takes 6 For Capri Djatiasmoro

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