What Are Popular Marathon Races In The World?

What Are Popular Marathon Races In The World?

The registration for the always popular and generally sold-out 26.4K 25. International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen Zürichseeschwimmen von Rapperswil nach Zürich on August 5th 2012 are now open.

Registration will remain open until November 15th.

On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the extremely popular Manhattan Island Marathon Swim filled up quickly. Immediately upon the application process opening, applications came pouring in from around the world from the who’s who of the marathon swimming world.

According to the NYC Swim website, already Kevin Anderson of Long Beach, California, Patti Bauernfeind of Dublin, California, Abhejali Bernardova of Zlin, Czech Republic, Ciaran Byrne of Cork, Ireland, Krystal Daymonde of Naugatuck, Connecticut, Roger Finch of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tom Fristoe of Oregon, Nial Funchion of Chicago, Illinois, Daniel Fung of San Francisco, California, Fernando Garcia-Sotelo of San Antonio, Texas, Javier Gutierrez of Marina del Rey, California, Vanessa Hammond of London, England, Bridgett Hobert of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, John Humenik of New York, New York, William Lee of Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, Genevieve Mackwood of Ottawa, Canada, George Meenan of Derry, Northern Ireland, Darren Miller of Export, Pennsylvania, Bob Needham of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Kent Nicholas of Mesa, Arizona, Abigail Nunn of Richard, Virginia, Boguslaw Ogrodnik of Wroclaw, Poland, Emma Otto-Moudry of Ithaca, New York, Victoria Rian of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kristian Rutford of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bo Stenhuus of Svendborg, Denmark, Yuta Tsuboi of Tokyo, Japan and New York, Joni Young of Salem, Oregon, Blair Canoon of San Diego, California, Andrew Malinak of Brooklyn, New York and Courtney Paulk of Richmond, Virginia are among the first group of solo swimmers who were accepted for the June 23rd 2012 race around Manhattan Island.

As fans frequently state, “Kris Rutford is back.” He previously entered, attempted or completed circumnavigations around Manhattan Island in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, with his times ranging from 5 hours and 53 minutes to 9 hours and 51 minutes, not including his reverse-direction swim in 1995 in 17 hours and 48 minutes.

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