I Made It Around Manhattan Island

I Made It Around Manhattan Island

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

I finished,” said 40-year-old Malena Hankins from Georgia with justifiable pride about her 8 hour 5 minute circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in the annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. “And I did look up on the bridges.

All was good during the first 5 and a half hours. But that Hudson River, oh my goodness! The side wind was brutal. Then the cruise ship that supposedly was leaving at four left an hour earlier. They stopped me for 10 minutes and my body temp went down. But I kept going thanks to husband and Megan [Melgaard]. Megan is such a trooper. That was some rough kayaking for both of then. She was not going to let me quit.”

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