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Kristian Rutford

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Kristian Rutford's Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming certificate
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Kristian Rutford is an American CPA from Nebraska and an accomplished open water swimmer and a 21-time Manhattan Island Marathon Swim participant.

Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim Record[edit]

Rutford completed the following 22 Manhattan Island Marathon Swims. His 20th circumnavigation of Manhattan Island is nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

1. 27 August 1988 fifth in 7:48.56
2. 19 August 1989 sixth in 7:56.39
3. 19 August 1990 fourth in 7:10.04
4. 10 August 1991 second in 7:06.44
5. 29 August 1992 solo in 5:53.57 (record at the time)
6. 21 August 1993 first in 7:26.30
7. 12 August 1995 solo reverse direction in 17:48.30 (first)
8. 3 August 1996 fourth in 7:33.13
9. 19 July 1997 fourth in 7:26.26
10. 11 July 1998 fifth in 7:47.31
11. 12 June 1999 fourth in 7:10.24
12. 27 September 2003 solo in 8:36.15
13. 3 July 2004 eighth in 7:51.18
14. 16 June 2007 13th in 9:51.03
15. 5 July 2008 eighth in 7:55.17
16. 12 June 2010 11th in 8:21.15
17. 18 June 2011 16th in 8:18.45
18. 23 June 2012 12th in 8:10.29
19. 24 August 2013 quiet swim in 8:22.20
20. 28 June 2014 1st group 2 in 8:42.53
21. 1 August 2015 in 7:50
22. On 14 July 2018, he finished 6th in the 45.9 km 20 Bridges Manhattan Swim in New York City in 7 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds.

Marathon Swim Stories[edit]

He appeared with Shannon House Keegan on Marathon Swim Stories.

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