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Erica Rose swims to win

Erica Rose tops field in Manhattan Island Marathon

Originally Published: June 21, 2011
By Elaine K. Howley

Last Saturday, 35 swimmers raced 28.5 miles in the East, Harlem and Hudson Rivers around Manhattan as part of the annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, one of open-water swimming's premier events.

Erica Rose, 28, won the event in 7 hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds, beating the second-place finisher and three-time winner John van Wisse of Beaumaris, Australia by 4:04 seconds. Rose is a former FINA World Cup open-water champion and was expected to place well, despite competition from ...

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