Retriever finishes 72nd in 1.2-mile swim
SAN FRANCISCO With a stomach full of scrambled eggs, Jake dog-paddled his way into history.
Organizers of the South End Rowing Club's 10th annual Alcatraz Invitational, a 1.2-mile swim from the infamous prison island to the San Francisco shoreline, say the 65-pound golden retriever is the first canine known to have made the crossing.
He was the only dog among more than 500 swimmers who leapt into the chilly, choppy waters Saturday, coming in 72nd overall. His time was 41 minutes ...
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