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Monday, August 21, 2017

12 For 12 - Including Christian Ayala - Under 20 Bridges

Courtesy of New York Open Water, Manhattan Island, New York.

20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim is held multiple times in 2017, giving opportunities for as many swimmers as possible to swim 45.8 km (28.5 miles) around Manhattan Island in New York City.

The August 20th edition of 20 Bridges was the fourth of five editions in 2017 organized by New York Open Water.

The August 20th race saw all 12 entrants start and finish successfully at Mill Rock:

1. Isabel Miesner + Jeremy Whelchel (32/34) 6:49:45
2. Izebel Sierra Arenas (37) 7:10:45
3. Fernando Morthera (30) 7:13:36
4. Eduardo Porset Llantada (54) 7:14:08
5. Ana Villanueva Peñacoba (38) 7:14:08
6. Jose Ramon Sanz (50) 7:14:08
7. Christian Ayala 7:15:06
8. Eric Schall (56) 7:31:27
9. David Ryan Murua (38) 7:31:35
10. Christopher Smith (29) 7:36:58
11. Jennifer Snyder (37) 7:39:08
12. Mary Stabinsky (40) 7:56:23

Christian Ayala Espinosa of Mexico [shown below] was one of the swimmers who not only completed the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim, but also added his name to the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming list and completed the swim to support the cancer-stricken children at the Una Nueva Esperanza Foundation.

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