Sakura Hingley Joins Triple Crown Exclusive Club

Sakura Hingley Joins Triple Crown Exclusive Club

Sakura Hingley of London joined the Triple Crown club after her 8:24 swim in last weekend’s Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. After completing an 11:08 crossing of the English Channel in 2005 and a 10:57 crossing of the Catalina Channel in 2009, Sakura added another marathon swim to her growing resume.

In addition to her Triple Crown achievement, Sakura has also two English Channel relay swims under her swim cap (13:41 in 2009 and 10:14 in 2004) as well as a 7:30 26K Zurich Marathon Swim in 2008 and shorter swims from London to San Francisco. Lest she grow restless onshore, she conducted research on the effects of cold water swimming in acclimatized and non-acclimatized individuals at the University of London (see video below) and is currently studying to be a pediatrician at Homerton University Hospital in London.

Sakura’s inclusion in the Triple Crown club makes it 36 athletes total (including Antonio Argüelles twice) 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. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) (twice, in 1999 and 2009)
8. Nick Olmos-Lau (Mexico)
9. T. Scott Coleman (USA)
10. Rebecca Jackman (USA)
11. Kevin Murphy (UK)
12. Kathleen Wilson (USA)
13. Forrest Nelson (USA)
14. Andrew Hewitt (USA)
15. David Blanke (USA)
16. Elizabeth Fry (USA)
17. Marcia Cleveland (USA)
18. Bill Hoehn (USA)
19. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey Island, UK)
20. James Pittar (Australia)
21. Scott Richards (USA)
22. Andrew "Alan" Voisard (USA)
23. Tina Neil (USA)
24. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA)
25. Michelle Davidson (USA)
26. Michelle Macy (USA)
27. Tom Hecker (USA)
28. Erica Moffett (USA)
29. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA)
30. Michelle Davidson (USA)
31. Michael Miller (USA)
32. Nick Adams (UK)
33. Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA)
34. Stephen Autry (USA)
35. Jeffrey Cleveland (USA)
36. Sakura Hingley (UK)

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