Chris Lechner

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Dr. Chris Lechner uses an IOLITE in his solo unaccompanied traverse across Lake Michigan on 5 August 2015, a solo freeswimming attempt of 128.7 km

Dr. Chris Lechner is a 56-year-old American hand surgeon, stand-up paddler and open water swimmer from Asheville, North Carolina. He has paddled solo 277 miles (446 km) along the French Broad River in North Carolina.

He attempted a solo, non-escorted 80-mile (128.7 km) solo freeswim across Lake Michigan with only a paddleboard, IOLITE and satellite phone. He was rescued close to his goal, just short of swimming from Racine Harbor in Wisconsin to Holland, Michigan as his GPS indicated that he had swum 95 cumulative miles.

Chris Lechner's Attempt Across Lake Michigan

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