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Tobie Smith

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Tobie Smith, American marathon swimmer

Dr. Tobie Smith (born 23 October 1973) is a 43-year-old American pool and open water swimmer. She attended medical school at Stony Brook and received a Masters in public health from Johns Hopkins, Today, she is Medical Director for Health Care of the Homeless in Baltimore, Maryland.

Swimming Career[edit]

  • she won the gold medal in the 25 km at the 1998 FINA World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia finishing in 5 hours 31 minutes 20.1 seconds.
  • she won the bronze medal in the 25 km team event at the 1998 FINA World Swimming Championships with Nathan Stooke and Chuck Wiley in a cumulative time of 16 hours 46 minutes 13.3 seconds.
  • On 12 June 1999, she won the 45.8 km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York in 6 hours 32 minutes 41 seconds at the age of 25.
  • In 1999, she completed a crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 8 hours 50 minutes at the age of 25 escorted by Duncan Taylor on 5 August 1999 after swimming in Force 5 winds of 19 to 24 miles per hour and white-capped waves when she was sponsored by Genesis (Europe/U.K. Ltd.).
  • On 16 July 2003, she competed in the 25 km race at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain in 5 hours 40 minutes 41 seconds.
  • she serves as a member of the board of directors of the USADA.
  • she swam at the University of Texas, where she won the NCAA title in the 1650 yard freestyle in 1994.
  • she represented USA Swimming on a FINA task force to investigate athlete safety in open water races after Fran Crippen lost his life in a race in the United Arab Emirates in October 2010.

1998 FINA World Championships 25 km Race Results[edit]

1 Tobie Smith 5:31:20
2 Peggy Büchse 5:32:19
3 Edith van Dijk 5:38:06
4 Tracey Knowles 5:40:20
5 Valeria Casprini 5:43:35
6 Etta van der Weijden 5:44:38
7 Britta Kamrau 5:47:24
8 Gaia Naldini 5:49:05
9 Annette Andermatt 5:51:54
10 Karen Burton Reeder 5:56:40
11 Angela Collett 6:05:17
12 Melissa Cunningham 6:07:14
13 Maša Jamnik 6:08:32
14 Radka Nechmačová 6:09:53
15 Attilia Figini 6:11:55
16 Celina Endo 6:15:44
17 Edit Kasparik 6:26:27

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