Oceanman’s Lake Orta, Italy marathon swim accomplished!

I completed my first marathon swim of the year on June 24th in Lake Orta, Italy. The distance was 14 km., and I finished in 4 hours and 8 minutes. I placed 41st overall out 145 participants, and 9th in my age group (out of 38).

Beautiful Lake and perfect conditions:

About to start:

And we’re off!

First feeding point after 5 km (1 hr 25 mins):

And on and on we go…

Finish! (yes, that’s my tired face)

Results (official time: 4:07:51):

A couple hours later, checking out nearby Lago Maggiore.

Next swim: Starnbergersee, Germany. August 5th, (just) 4 km.

 

Your donation through http://bit.ly/SwimDonate goes entirely to the Red Cross. It is very encouraging and motivating for me.