Defending Champion Is Remembered In the ISHOF Mile

Defending Champion Is Remembered In the ISHOF Mile

Fran Crippen was remembered in many ways and at many levels at yesterday’s 41st annual Ft. Lauderdale Roughwater Swim.

3-time Olympian Ricardo Monasterio, the pre-race favorite, lived up to his billing and won going away, Ricardo in 18:04. Ryan Rosenbaum (18:14), Richard Andrews (19:38), Tyler McGrew (19:40), John Szerd (19:41) and Jacob Percy (19:45) followed.

On the women’s side, Ana Marcela Cunha won in 22:50 over Amanda Ford (24:21), Megan Moroney (24:59) and Nilsa Easta (25:13).

Sid Cassidy, one of the most experienced watermen in the world and starter at the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, gave a touching tribute to Fran before the race that drew over 250 swimmers to the Ft. Lauderdale beach:



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