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Garland to attempt Alcatraz swim

Updated: August 17, 2012, 2:41 PM ET
By Doug Parsons | ESPN.com

On Aug. 26 Metal Mulisha rider Derek Garland will once again take on something no other rider in FMX has ever attempted to conquer. Far from the comforts of his running shoes [used for cross training] and his dirt bike boots, Garland will attempt the famous 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz island to the shores of the San Francisco at the 10th annual Alcatraz Classic: Swim with the Centurians. He is definitely the first rider to attempt to conquer such a feat.

Garland, known for his hard-working ...

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