Courtesy of New York Open Water, Manhattan Island, New York.

The first of four swims of the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim was held on June 24th when blistering fast Benjamin Freeman of Australia comfortably won the 45.8 km circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York in 6 hours 55 minutes 21 seconds.

The 19-year-old from Australian is two-thirds the way to the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (he completed a crossing of the English Channel in 9 hours 10 minutes at the age of 17).

The next 20 Bridges swim dates begin July 21st, August 18th and September 7th.

20 Bridges Manhattan Swim Results

1. Benjamin Freeman (Australia) 6 hours 55 minutes 21 seconds

2. Ryan Utsumi (USA) 7 hours 17 minutes 11 seconds

3. Kurt Dickson (USA) 7 hours 26 minutes 40 seconds

4. Dina Levačić (Croatia) 7 hours 33 minutes 36 seconds

5. Erika Norris (USA) 7 hours 45 minutes 36 minutes

6. Kristian O’Donovan (Ireland) 7 hours 45 minutes 37 seconds

7. Joe Zemaitis (USA) 7 hours 45 minutes 37 seconds

8. John Zemaitis (USA) 7 hours 51 minutes 25 seconds

9. Prabhat Koli (India) 8 hours 5 minutes 7 seconds

10. Katie Pumphrey (USA) 8 hours 11 minutes 20 seconds

11. Tom Linthicum (USA) 9 hours 3 minutes 45 seconds

12. Laura Picardo (USA) 9 hours 6 minutes 37 seconds

For more information on the next dates, results and registration, visit New York Open Water.

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