Jim Loreto, Around Around Around Around He Goes In Manhattan

Jim Loreto, Around Around Around Around He Goes In Manhattan

James Loreto from Bethesda, Maryland attempted a five-loop circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York, pushing the limits of his marathon swimming career.

The Naval Academy graduate came up short from his audacious goal, but he ended up swimming 167.37 km or four times around Manhattan Island in 43 hours 51 minutes.  He completed three official loops around Manhattan Island in 34 hours 45 minutes 57 seconds.

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Courtesy of New York Open Water, Manhattan Island, New York.  Photo credit: Sharon Gunderson.