Ryan McCabe Sets Record In The Lighthouses

Courtesy of Dave Barra, Hudson River, New York Open Water.  Video courtesy of kayaker Michael Smalley.

Dave Barra reported on The Lighthouses, otherwise known as the 31.8 km Stage 2 from the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge to the Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York’s Hudson River, “A second day of perfect conditions: sunny, little wind, fast currents, flat water.

Swimmers did amazingly. 10 out of 14 finished the swim before the flood current turned on them. Ryan McCabe achieved the overall Stage 2 record in 5:21:37, the fastest time ever.

After several attempts, and on her birthday, Erica Flickinger completed Stage 2.

Seven Stagers, John Batchelder and Andrew Wells, are still in the game.

Stage 2 The Lighthouses Results:

  1. Ryan McCabe (34, Washington, DC) 5:21:37 [Stage 2 record]
  2. Jonah Meyer (50) 6:18:30
  3. Erica Flickinger (41, Pennsylvania) 6:24;23
  4. Judy Caves (59, Pennsylvania) 6:30:49
  5. Janice Burton (56, Maryland) 6:42:42
  6. Dana Page (58 Washington DC) 6:42:51
  7. Andrew Wallace (53, New Jersey) 6:49:57
  8. John Batchelder (38, Colorado) 7:37:09
  9. Steve Gruenwald (58, Minnesota) 7:38:10
  10. Andrew Wells (40, UK) 7:42:39
  11. Mary Stella (42, Pennsylvania) DNF
  12. Dongho Choi (54, New Jersey) DNF
  13. Rondi Davies (49, New York) DNF
  14. Lauren Byron (43, New Jersey) DNF

Stage 3 Start List:

  1. John Batchelder (38, Colorado)
  2. Jacqueline Broner (New York, NY)
  3. Judy Caves (59, Pennsylvania)
  4. Craig Dunbar (55, Virginia)
  5. Heather Fairbanks (Virginia)
  6. Ozlen Luznar (Maryland)
  7. Mary Stella (42, Pennsylvania)
  8. Charles van der Horst (North Carolina)
  9. Andrew Wells (40, UK)
  10. Ali Hall (California)
  11. Leslie Hamilton (New York)
  12. Steve Gruenwald (58, Minnesota)
  13. Amy Frick (Virginia)

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