Grace Van der Byl wins marathon swim
Jun. 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Van der Byl won the 31st annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday, completing the 28.5 mile counterclockwise course in 7 hours, 14 minutes, 3 seconds.
The 35-year-old Van der Byl, 35, is from Solana Beach, California.
The first male finisher was Samir Barei of Brazil in 7:17:59.
The NYC Swim-organized event is the longest annual swim race in the world. The race began and finished at the South Cove in Battery Park City.