At the welcome dinner for this year’s SCAR Swim, Dallas marathon swimmer Stephen Key unexpectedly gave an iron mask art piece to race director Kent Nicholas. It was a touching gift of gratitude from the SCAR veteran.
Nicholas said, “Stephen is a great guy who is a bit of a Renaissance Man. He and I have always connected. I’ve collected art for over 20 years, but the piece he gave me last week is incredible. It will certainly be a Nicholas family heirloom.”
At the dinner, Key colorfully described how he forged the iron frag into a swimmer’s face in a foundry in Texas.
In addition to being a Renaissance Man, Key of Brown Fox Law has been described as “so far outside of the box, we’re not entirely sure he knows where the box is anymore.”
In the open water swimming world, Key won the 2017 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan in New York City in 8 hours 1 minute, finished 9th in the 2016 SCAR Swim in 22 hours 18 minutes, finished 21st at the 2015 SCAR Swim in 21 hours 5 minutes, and competed in the 2018 SCAR Swim.
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