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Grace Van der Byl wins marathon swim

June 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.

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