Tag: John Batchelder

Batchelder Bests The Beast

Batchelder Bests The Beast Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water. Stage 5 - known as The Beast - of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim lived up to its name.  Usually the toughest stage of the 193 km event, conditions during The Beast were overcast and rainy with cooler air temperatures of 57-60°F throughout today. Downpours arrived soon

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Seven Stagers Continue Onto The Highlands

Seven Stagers Continue Onto The Highlands Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water.   The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is the longest open water swim in the world, at 193 km of stage swimming in 7 stages along the Hudson River. After swimming The Islands (29.4 km on Stage 1), The Lighthouses (31.8 m on Stage 2), 21.2 km on Stage 3, the

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Swimming The Islands In The Hudson River

Swimming The Islands In The Hudson River Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water. The ninth annual 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim began this morning. Stage 1 of the 7 stages is called The Islands, 29.4 km along a narrow, peaceful, and rural part of the Hudson River from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. Two of

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