Ultra marathon swimming

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Penny Palfrey setting a world marathon swimming record in the Cayman Islands - Image by Spike
noun - Ultra marathon swimming is swimming for long distances generally considered at least 25 km (15.5 miles). In comparison, a marathon swim is defined as a swim of 10 kilometers in an open body of water by the International Olympic Committee, FINA, many national swimming federations and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Channel swims are generally considered to be ultra marathon swims. Alternative interpretations of ultra marathon swim distances vary from 15 km to 20 miles.

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Long distance swimming, Ultra long distance swimming, Open water swimming, Channel swimming

Marathon Swimming

Bruckner Chase is shown below doing some marathon swimming in Amerika Samoa.

Driven, A Documentary of Marathon Swimming

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