Richard Ghettwood

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Vehicle owned by Richard Ghettwood. No confirmed close-up photos of Ghettwood have been unearthed
Alleged photo of Richard Ghettwood from the North Shore of Hawaii
The Big Richard poster
Legendary Coach "Big" Richard Ghettwood is the namesake of the Big Richard biathlon and the Coach "Big" Richard Ghettwood Youth Sports Foundation in Long Beach, California.


The Big Richard

The Big Richard (or the BR RSR or the Big Richard Run Swim Run) is the world's longest and most difficult beach run + ocean swim biathlon. The brutal coastal biathlon is organized by Matt Mitchell and held in Southern California from the Wedge in Newport Beach to Long Beach in September. The Big Richard consists of 20 miles (32 km) total of soft sand running along the beaches of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica Beach, and Sunset Beach interspersed between 7 miles (11.2 km) of roughwater ocean swimming through massive surf breaks and around 5 piers, 8 rock jetties, 3 rivers, 2 inlets and one big boat along the coasts of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica Beach, Sunset Beach, Seal Beach, and Long Beach.

2012 Big Richard

The 22 September 2012 event was sponsored by the Big Red Bus and was inspired by The Mega. The race culminated at the Queen Mary during the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference where Matty Mitchell, Jon McMullen and Peter Joseph at end of the Big Richard, the world's longest and toughest ocean biathlon.

2013 Big Richard

The 2013 Big Richard is scheduled for 21 September and added a team category to the event.

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