3 Long Beach Waterman Complete The Big Richard

3 Long Beach Waterman Complete The Big Richard

Renowned watermen Matty Mitchell, Jon McMullen, and Peter Joseph took 7 hours 56 minutes to complete the marathon biathlon The Big Richard.

It was an unprecedented attempt to run-swim-run-swim their way up the Southern California coastline dotted with cool beach towns, piers and gawking onlookers.

And they were all up to the challenge, tackling the Pacific Coast and the Pacific Ocean with nothing but a swimsuit and goggles.

The 7-mile ocean swim and 20-mile soft sand beach run started at the world-famous Wedge in Newport Beach and finished in Long Beach near the Queen Mary. “It was gnarly. We swam around all the jetties and two piers in Newport, Huntington, Bolsa Chica, Sunset and Sunset beaches before arriving in Long Beach, running in the soft sand the whole way. The Big Richard was a long and hard.”

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Steven Munatones