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.