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Thursday, October 27, 2016

How Patrick McKnight Spent 34 Days In Summer

Courtesy of Brendan Cooperkawa showing Professor Patrick McKnight swimming past Roosevelt Island and toward Mill Rock to finish the 2016 20 Bridges Swim..

The video above only hints at the trials that Professor Patrick McKnight put him through between July 12th and August 15th this summer.

The 50-year-old Associate Professor at George Mason University has myriad eclectic interests including skiing, open water swimming, sailing, research and data analysis, reading, programming, running, mountaineering, and cooking.

After attempting to climb Mount Everest twice, in April 2014 and May 2015, and being stopped by avalanches and earthquakes, he turned his focus on breaking the vaulted Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming record of Rendy Lynn Opdycke. Opdycke has set the fastest turnaround time to complete the Triple Crown in a furious 35-day period in 2008.

But the adventurous professor made plans to break that record by a day.

He set off by completing a crossing of the Catalina Channel on July 12th in 11 hours 4 minutes. Then he followed that up with a July 21st crossing of the English Channel in 12 hours 54 minutes. He had a little bit of time to return home and recover for his August 15th circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island on August 15th in 7 hours 31 minutes.

The video shows the ending part of that 34-day journey.

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