Racing Ricardo Is Rough

Courtesy of Herald Tribune.

50-year-old Ricardo Valdivia of the Gulliver Swim Club in Miami handily won the inaugural 7-mile Swim Around Lido Key in Florida in 2 hours 27 minutes.

Two minutes back was 16-year-old Fitzhugh Rawls in 2:29.37 while 28-year-old Heather Roka was the first overall female in 2:50.23.

Photos by Carla Varisco are here.

Top 25 Men:
1. Ricardo Valdivia 2:27:47
2. Fitzhugh Rawls 2:29:37
3. Ramses Rodriguez 2:37:01
4. Serbo Simeoni 2:44:00
5. David Brancamp 2:44:24
6. Thomas Schwartz 2:48:49
7. Mike Waid 2:51:49
8. Ryan Ballance 2:56:57
9. Diego Darquea 2:59:17
10. John Fox 3:01:31
11. Luther Davis 3:02:10
12. David Morgan 3:02:27
13. Bob Burrow 3:06:03
14. Grant Johnston 3:06:20
15. Zac Pruitt 3:06:48
16. Vinny Donnelly 3:07:10
17. Carlos Lloreda 3:10:06
18. Thomas Rawls 3:10:38
19. Sam Moreland 3:12:54
20. Rob Wilson 3:16:26
21. Patrick Hopewell 3:20:17
22. Brian Hiller 3:22:58
23. Michael O’Conner 3:23:57
24. Pat Marzulli 3:25:39
25. Lance Lyons 3:25:55

Top 21 Women:
1. Heather Roka 2:50:23
2. Lisa Broadfield 2:53:46
3. Larissa Carmichael 2:54:08
4. Julie Babin 2:57:10
4. Sarah Kwon 2:58:41
5. Rachel Bowman 3:01:42
6. Jen Baker 3:03:14
7. Ann von Spiegelfeld 3:08:11
8. Carlene Messinger 3:08:40
9. Lynn Ascione 3:08:59
10. Kelly Reed 3:13:11
11. Julie Salvetti 3:16:49
12. Jennifer Creel 3:30:41
13. Erica Bergstrom 3:34:32
14. Linda Hargreaves 3:39:43
15. Susan Kirk 3:43:09
16. Laura Whitbeck 3:46:37
17. Susan Stidham 3:50:33
18. Tiffany McQueen 4:00:51
19. Samantha Zaino 4:12:50
20. Flavia Medlin 4:24:42
21. Niki Wilson 4:29:12

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