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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

They Did It

Courtesy of Devon Clifford, Hudson River.

Joe Zemaitis (38) in 39 hours 52 minutes 46 seconds
John Zemaitis (35) in 40 hours 1 minute 8 seconds
Katrin Walter (40) in 40 hours 54 minutes 29 seconds
Greg O' Connor (50) in 42 hours 9 minutes 9 seconds
Devon Clifford (28) in 42 hours 40 minutes 3 seconds
Dr. Steven Minaglia (45) in 42 hours 45 minutes 6 seconds

The six veteran marathon swimmers lived up to David Barra's mantra, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."

They completed the 7-day, 7-stage 120-mile (193 km) 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim from June 19th through June 26th swimming from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the Bear Mountain Bridge to the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge, and to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, joining 15 others who have also completed the longest swimming competition in the world:

Fastest 7-Stagers In History
1. Grace van der Byl 31:47:52
2. Rondi Davies 32:36:33
3. Lori King 34:15:49
4. Stephen Rouch 35:28:39
5. Virgilio Graco 38:20:38
6. Cheryl Reinke 38:43:12
7. Flavio Toi 38:51:34
8. Marta Izo 39:03:06
9. Paige Christie 39:07:11
10. Abigail Fairman 39:10:07
11. Joe Zemaitis 39:52:46
12. John Zemaitis 40:01:08
13. Andrew Malinak 40:21:50
14. Katrin Walter 40:54:29
15. Edward Riley 41:49:46
16. Jamie Tout 42:00:12
17. Greg O’Connor 42:09:09
18. Devon Clifford 42:40:03
19. Dr. Steven Minaglia 42:45:06
20. Steve Gruenwald 44:39:20
21. Harry Finger 45:38:54

Yesterday, the six swimmers completed their final stage, 18.6 miles from George Washington Bridge to Verrazano Narrows Bridge along with several others:

Stage 7 Results:
1. John Zemaitis (35) 6:06:52 for a cumulative time of 40:01:08
2. Katrin Walter (40) 6:17:35 for a cumulative time of 40:54:29
3. Joe Zemaitis (38) 6:36:14 for a cumulative time of 39:52:46
4. Greg O'Connor(50) 6:40:01 for a cumulative time of 42:09:09
5. Devon Clifford (28) 6:43:15 for a cumulative time of 42:40:03
6. Steven Minaglia (45) 6:43:15 for a cumulative time of 42:45:06
7. Adrian Stroie (51) 7:24:30
8. Jeremy Whelchel (35) 7:38:52
9. Dana Page (57) 7:58:48
10. Janice Burton (54) 7:59:00 for a cumulative time of 47:13:19*
11. Patrick McDermot (53) 8:09:22 for a cumulative time of 47:32:15*
12. Lori Carena (65) 8:17:47
DNF after 6 hours 53 minutes Lyn Goldsmith (66)
DNF after 3 hours 20 minutes Mark Spratt (63)

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