Jeffrey Cleveland Joins Triple Crown Club

Jeffrey Cleveland Joins Triple Crown Club

This past Saturday, 30-year-old Jeffrey Cleveland, an economist at Payden & Rygel Investment Management in Los Angeles, joined a very exclusive club as a result of his eighth-place finish at the 2010 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.

After completing a 10:22 crossing of the English Channel in 2008 and a 9:33 crossing of the Catalina Channel in 2009, Jeffrey knocked off the last of the Triple Crown swims with an 8:14 swim around Manhattan Island.

Jeffrey once described marathon swimming as a fair barometer of life in general, “You see that you can overcome monumental tasks. The working and swimming worlds can be similar. You never know what you are going to face, and you have to be prepared for any possibility.”

Jeffrey’s inclusion in the Triple Crown club makes it 35 athletes total in marathon swimming history to complete the English Channel, Catalina Channel and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim:

1. Allison Streeter (UK)
2. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India)
3. Rick Barthels (USA)
4. Bob West (USA)
5. Peter Urrea (USA)
6. Carol Sing (USA)
7. Nick Olmos-Lau (Mexico)
8. T. Scott Coleman (USA)
9. Rebecca Jackman (USA)
10. Kevin Murphy (UK)
11. Kathleen Wilson (USA)
12. Forrest Nelson (USA)
13. Andrew Hewitt (USA)
14. David Blanke (USA)
15. Elizabeth Fry (USA)
16. Marcia Cleveland (USA)
17. Bill Hoehn (USA)
18. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey Island, UK)
19. James Pittar (Australia)
20. Scott Richards (USA)
21. Andrew "Alan" Voisard (USA)
22. Tina Neil (USA)
23. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA)
24. Michelle Davidson (USA)
25. Michelle Macy (USA)
26. Tom Hecker (USA)
27. Erica Moffett (USA)
28. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA)
29. Michelle Davidson (USA)
30. Michael Miller (USA)
31. Nick Adams (UK)
32. Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA)
33. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)
34. Stephen Autry (USA)
35. Jeffrey Cleveland (USA)

Single is spectacular, double may be trouble, but thrice is nice.

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