Race director Rondi Davies summed up Stage 6 at the longest swimming race in the world, the 6th annual 7-day, 7-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, “We had a fantastic day when everyone finished. Capri Djatiasmoro fought hard to reach the bridge as the flood tide pushed back. Third time’s the charm. [At the front of the field,] going into the final stage Cheryl Reinke leads Paige Christie by 23 minutes.”
As co-race director David Barra is fond of saying, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” And that is certainly what Reinke and Christie have done as they head into the final stage this morning.
Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor - Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame's Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming's Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University's John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.