Greg O'Connor And Elaine Kornbau Howley Set World Record

Greg O’Connor And Elaine Kornbau Howley Set World Record

Greg O’Connor And Elaine Kornbau Howley Set World Record

Courtesy of the Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe posted a video of Greg O’Connor (41) and Elaine Kornbau Howley (32) who broke the two-way crossing world record in Boston Harbor at the Boston Light Swim.

The dynamic duo completed the 16-mile swim from the beach behind the L Street Bath House to Boston Light in 7 hours 7 minutes to set a new world open water swimming record.

The swimming conditions were ideal with no wind said Howley to the Boston Globe, but it was not easy in the 59°F (15°C) – 62°F (16.6°C) water. “The shivering didn’t go away [after reaching the halfway point]and for the next 2 miles, I was really worried. My thighs were starting to kind of convulse, almost,” said Greg.

After setting her first world record, Howley is going for another one: a 44-mile loop around Long Beach Island in New Jersey.

More photos posted here.

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