Sport: Fresh Water Marathon

Lake George, a bright blue ribbon some 25 miles long, nestles in an Adirondacks cranny. Visitors are surprised to find its smooth, shadowed waters icy cold and treacherous. Having discovered that much, they must have been amazed recently to learn that it was selected as the place for a marathon to determine the fresh water swimming championship of the world. Scores of tubby natators plunged in, determined to negotiate the entire distance (24 miles) from the upper end to Fort William Henry pergola at the lower end. That meant between 15 and 30...

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