Craig Lenning

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Craig Lenning, ultra-marathon swimmer
Craig Lenning of Denver, Colorado is a renowned American marathon swimmer. He is a member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming who successfully crossed the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Channel, the Cook Strait, and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. He has also completed one of the world's most difficult marathon swims, the North Channel on 27 July 2011 to have 5 of the 7 channels of the Oceans Seven completed. He also won the 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim which he won in a time of 10 hours 17 minutes. He is also a member of the International Ice Swimming Association and completed a solo crossing of Lake Tahoe in 11 hours 0 minutes 26 seconds.

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North (Irish) Channel

Lenning completed the 33.7K (21 miles) North Channel from Ireland to Scotland 33.7 km in 14 hours 44 minutes in water temperature between 12-13°C on 27 July 2011.

Historical Information

The North Channel is one of the world's most difficult channels to complete.

Ireland to Scotland Successful Solo Swimmers

1. Tom Blower, 28 July 1947, 15 hours 26 minutes
2. Kevin Murphy, 11 September 1970, 11 hours 21 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy, 29 August 1971, 14 hours 27 minutes
4. Ted Keenan, 11 August 1973, 18 hours 27 minutes
5. Alison Streeter, 22 August 1988, 9 hours 54 minutes
6. Margaret (Maggie) Kidd, 23 August 1988, 15 hours 26 minutes
7. Colleen Blair, 12 September 2008, 15 hours 23 minutes
8. Anne Marie Ward, 1-2 September 2010, 18 hours 59 minutes
9. Craig Lenning, 27 July 2011, 14 hours 44 minutes
10. Howard Keech, 2 August 2011, 14 hours 47 minutes

Scotland to Ireland Successful Solo Swimmers

1. Alison Streeter, 25 August 1989, 10 hours 4 minutes
2. [[Alison Streeter], 18 August 1997, 10 hours 2 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy, 7 September 1989, 17 hours 17 minutes
4. Paul Lewis, 27 July 1999, 14 hours 28 minutes
5. Stephen Price, 21 July 2000, 16 hours 56 minutes
6. Colm O Neill, 31 July 2004, 11 hours 25 minutes
7. Stephen Redmond, 31 August 2010, 17 hours 17 minutes

Videos from the North Channel

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