Tag: Kris Rutford

Jamie Tout DEFCON Training

DEFCON is an acronym for defense readiness condition

or a start of alert used by the United States Armed Forces. The DEFCON system prescribes five graduated levels of readiness for the U.S. military. World-record holder and 68-year-old author Jamie Tout of Austin, Texas uses a similar system to prepare for his events.* His hardcore-to-the-bone

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Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is our guess that many veteran open water swimmers have either swum this equivalent or are really close. Swimmers like Jim McConica (USA), Sally

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Kris Rutford, A Man About Town

Kris Rutford – like Alison Streeter in the English Channel, Harry Huffaker in the Hawaiian Islands or John York in Catalina Channel – is one of those marathon swimmers who just cannot get enough. He has swum around Manhattan Island a total of 16 times – in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 , 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

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