Tim Root

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Tim Root
Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in the mighty Red River of the North
Tim Root is a 30-year-old open water swimmer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who is tackled the END-WET on 13 July 2013 in 7 hours 47 minutes.


The Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test or END-WET, is a 27-mile (43.4 km) mixed-sports event where solo and relay swimmers pit themselves against other endurance athletes down the Red River between Grand Forks, North Dakota and Oslo, Minnesota in the United States. It is one of the longest marathon swims in the world and directed by Andy Magness.

Lake Ponchartrain

Root will attempt a 25-mile charity swim crossing of Lake Ponchartrain from Madisonville to New Orleans in Louisiana to benefit the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The charity swim is called the Swim Across the ‘Train.

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