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Simon finishes sixth in swim marathon

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June 14, 2010
— Phase two of Samantha Simonís quest to earn the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming was a success.

The Janesville native finished sixth overall Saturday at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, including third in the womenís division. The 28.5-mile swim was a full counter-clockwise lap around New York City via the East, Harlem and Hudson rivers.


Simon, who will be a junior at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., finished with a time of 8 hours, 10 minutes and 41 seconds. Chloe McCardel from Melbourne, Australia, won with a time of 7:53:54.


At 20 years old, Simon was the youngest competitor in the field.


Simon has now completed two of the three venues needed to earn the Triple Crown. She swam 21 miles in crossing the English Channel, and added Manhattan Island swim Saturday. The final stage of the Triple Crown is the 21-mile Catalina Channel swim in late August.


Only 34 swimmers have ever completed the three solo events.


Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

(28.5 miles)


FINAL RESULTS


Swimmer Gender Age Hometown Time


1. Chloe McCardel Female 25 Melbourne, Australia 7:53:54


2. Jaime Caballero Male 35 San Sebastian, Spain 7:53:59


3. Jose Serra Male 36 Guatemala, Guatemala 8:07:05


4. Stephen Junk Male 49 Perth, Australia 8:08:19


5. Tobey-Anne Saracino Female 34 Rye, New York 8:10:41


6. Samantha Simon Female 20 Janesville, Wisconsin 8:10:54


7. Jen Schumacher Female 24 Irvine, California 8:11:05


8. Jeffrey Cleveland Male 30 Los Angeles, California 8:14:48


9. Lance Ogren Male 39 New York, New York 8:16:17


10. Dougal Hunt Male 30 Melbourne, Australia 8:18:54


11. Kristian Rutford Male 50 Lincoln, Nebraska 8:21:15


12. James Bayles Male 58 Newtown, Connecticut 8:22:24


13. Craig Lenning Male 31 Denver, Colorado 8:24.28


14. Sakura Hingley Female 28 London, United Kingdom 8:24:33


15. David Barra Male 45 High Falls, New York 8:30:00


16. Jordan Waxman Male 45 Rockleigh, New Jersey 8:33:01


17. Julien Leonard Male 32 Paris, France 8:38:58


18. Kathrin Raymond Female 31 Colorado Springs, Colo. 8:44:32


19. Rob Kent Male 45 Oakville, Canada 8:45:00


20. David Strasburg Male 44 Charlottesville, Virginia 8:48:12


21. Andrew Page Male 38 Perth, Australia 8:55:19


22. Amanda Hunt Female 41 Sydney, Australia 8:59:46


23. Mo Siegel Male 58 Piedmont, New York 9:03:40


24. Jaimie Monahan Female 30 New York, New York 9:09:33


25. Rachel Golub Female 33 Astoria, New York DQ


26. Rondi Davies Female 40 New York, New York DNF



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