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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Patrick McKnight Sets Triple Crown Record
Professor Patrick McKnight thinks big.
He made two attempts at climbing Mount Everest in 2014 and 2015, and then turned his focus on completing the fastest Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in history.
He accomplished his goal on Monday at the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation of Manhattan when he completed his swim in 7 hours 31 minutes. At the age of 24, Rendy Lynn Opdycke completed her Triple Crown within 35 days in 2008. She first completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 46 minutes on July 5th, then the English Channel in 10 hours 54 minutes on July 27th, and the wrapped her Triple Crown up with a crossing of the Catalina Channel in 8 hours 28 minutes on August 9th.
The professor from Fairfax, Virginia efficiently one-upped her; he completed the Triple Crown in 34 days to set the fastest turnaround for a Triple Crowner in history with his 11 hour 4 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel on July 12th and a 12 hour 54 minute crossing of the English Channel on July 21st. "My Triple Crown is done, finished in 34 days. It was a long month and I'm glad it is over. Time for some rest."
For more information about 50-year-old Professor McKnight, read his blog here (Climbing On Purpose).
Professor McKnight is shown above with his support crew at the La Jolla Cove (Robin Hipolito and Linda Bamford).
20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan Results;
1 Shane Moraghan 6:52:50
2 Serbo Simeoni 7:04:19
3 Colum Lavelle 7:20:38
4 Patrick McNight 7:31:32
5 Marty Filipowski 7:38:51
6 Kristy McIntyre 7:40:27
7 Jim Chiudioni 7:43:00
8 Tracy Clark 7:55:11
9 Marty Munson 8:00:45
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