Tag: Kristian Rutford

Triple Crown Is 28 Years In The Making

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In August 1988, Kristian Rutford of Lincoln, Nebraska began his journey to the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He quickly knocked off the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and the English Channel in 10 hours 44 minutes, both in 1988. Then, he stopped crossing channels and starting focus on lake swim and

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When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June 12th 1999 race: *5-time winner and 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith was serving as a partner swimmer for

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The Yin And Yang Of The Big Apple

Photo courtesy of John Keller. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I haven’t done the swim without thinking of quitting or wondering why I would come back to do it again," recalls Kristian Rutford of Nebraska about swimming the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. But the depths to which he goes and the demons that he encounters during

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Nunn May Be Faster Around New York

The eyes of the marathon swimming world will be cast on New York City when 43 solo swimmers, 7 relays and 1 team pursuit relay will take to the waterways around Manhattan Island. Similar to the 2011 race when a young female swimmer (Erica Rose) took off and kept going to a comfortable victory, expectations are high for speedy college senior Abigail 'Abby'

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