Richard Ernst is a 45-year-old doctor originally from Mexico City and now living in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Ernst was a competitive cyclist in Mexico. He is an Ironman triathlete and avid swimmer who began swimming in open water when living in Puerto Rico.
Swim Across Sea of Cortez
Ernst will participate in an 88-mile (141.6 km) charity relay across the Sea of Cortez in Mexico on 1 June 2014 starting from La Paz, the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, together with Susan Moody, Mauricio Prieto, Vito Bialla, Luane Rowe and Antonio Argüelles.