James Kegley

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James Kegley, photographer and former professional marathon swimmer
James Kegley was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991 as an Honour Swimmer. The graduate from Indiana University was a prominent professional marathon swimmer in the 1980s and coached other marathon swimmers like David Alleva in the 1990s. He won the 1980 24 Heures La Tuque 24-hour Marathon Relay with Paul Asmuth and placed in the top three at the 35.4K (22-mile) Sydney Harbor Marathon Swim, 35.4K (22-mile) Around-the-Island Marathon Swim in Atlantic City, USA, the 32K (20-mile) Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in 7 hours 11 minutes in 1980 in Canada as well as other marathon swims in Canada (Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean), Argentina, Egypt (Port Said), and Italy (Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli). He won the 57 km (36-mile) Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda river swim in the Coronda River in Argentina in 7 hours 59 minutes in 1987.

Kegley also holds the longest-standing world record in a U.S. Masters Swimming sanctioned open water swim, the 2-mile Chris Greene Lake Swim in Virginia. He is currently a professional photographer in Washington D.C., specializing in Educational, Corporate, Editorial and Travel photography, and married to Lindsay Moran, an author and speaker.

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