Did you get the urge over the last few days to beat the heat with a swim in the East River? For some intrepid swimmers today, that's exactly what they did but not only did they take a dip in the East River, they swam all the way around Manhattan Island. According to NYC Swims:
On June 23, 2012 NYC Swim will present the annual 28.5 Mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. This is our longest and premier event of the season, a full counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan....Roosevelt Island resident Irina Hage spotted some of the NYC Swim aquatic marathoners heading north on the East River passing Roosevelt Island and shares these photos.
The Washington Post reports:
Abby Nunn won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday, finishing the 28.5-mile counterclockwise course in 7 hours, 36 minutes, 26 seconds.