Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Stage 2 of the 120-mile 7-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim was a 20-mile downriver swim from Kingston-Rhinecliff to Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York.

Today’s conditions were tough with 68°F water temperature and air temperatures in the low-60°Fs. But the river was calm and we had favorable winds.

It was a gusty effort by all swimmers and kayakers,” reported race director Rondi Davies.

Stage 2 Results:
1. Stephen Rouch (Indianapolis, Indiana) 5:47:46 [for a cumulative 11:06:05 time in Stages 1 + 2]
2. Virgilio Graco Morlan (Morlan, Mexico) 6:21:31 [for a cumulative 11:41:24 time in Stages 1 + 2]
3. Abigail Fairman (New York, New York) 6:24:52 [for a cumulative 11:52:35 time in Stages 1 + 2]
4. John Hughes (Port Chester, New York) 6:27:49
5. Marta Izo (São Paulo, Brazil) 6:30:04 [for a cumulative 11:58:53 time in Stages 1 + 2]
6. Michele Walters Washington, D.C.
7. Flavio Toi (Campinas, Brazil) 6:49:35 [for a cumulative 12:07:54 time in Stages 1 + 2]
8. Devon Clifford (Mamaroneck, New York) 7:21:52
9. Edward Riley (New York, New York) 7:34:18 [for a cumulative 13:24:02 time in Stages 1 + 2]
10. Jamie Tout (Austin, Texas) 7:42:33 [for a cumulative 13:36:02 time in Stages 1 + 2]
11. Harry Finger (Ilhabela, Brasil) 8:12:31 [for a cumulative 14:14:31 time in Stages 1 + 2]

12. Steve Gruenwald (Faribault, Minnesota) 8:13:37 [for a cumulative 14:14:18 time in Stages 1 + 2]

Elena Pavlova (Brooklyn New York) DNF after 6:55:46
Mina Elnaccash (Somerville, Massachusetts) DNF after 6:48:46
Erica Flickinger (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania) DNF after 4:25:46
Mo Siegel (Piermont, New York) DNF after 3:31:46
Leonard Jansen (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania) DNF after 3:15:46

Katrin Walter (Buttikon, Switzerland) DNF after 1:40:46

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