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7-stage finisher

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8 Bridges Hudson River Swim course in New York

noun - A 7-stage finisher is a swimmer who successfully completes all 7 of the stages at the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, an 8-day, 7-stage marathon swimming stage swim down the Hudson River in the State of New York in the United States.

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim[edit]

The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim course covers 120 miles (193 km) in 7 stages over 8 days with a rest day or rain day if necessary. The swim, co-founded by David Barra and Rondi Davies, begins at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge near Catskill, New York and ends at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, U.S.A. Its stage swims are among the longest marathon swims and the longest stage swim in the world. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Stage 1, Friday July 8. Rip Van Winkle Bridge - Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge (18.3 miles or 29.4 km)
Stage 2, Saturday July 9. Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge - Mid-Hudson Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km)
Stage 3, Sunday July 10. Mid-Hudson Bridge - Newburgh Beacon Bridge (13.2 miles or 21.2 km)
Stage 4, Monday July 11. Newburgh Beacon Bridge - Bear Mountain Bridge (15.2 miles or 24.4 km)
Stage 5, Tuesday July 12. Bear Mountain Bridge - Tappan Zee Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km), called The Beast
Stage 6, Wednesday July 13.Tappan Zee Bridge - George Washington Bridge (15.7 miles or 25.2 km)
Stage 7, Thursday July 14. George Washington Bridge - Verrazano Narrows Bridge (18.1 miles or 29.1 km)

7-stage Finishers[edit]

1. Grace van der Byl, Solano Beach, California: 31 hours 47 minutes 52 seconds in 2012
2. Rondi Davies, New York, New York: 32 hours 36 minutes 33 seconds in 2012
3. Lori King, Rockville Centre, New York: 34 hours 15 minutes 49 seconds in 2015
4. Stephen Rouch, Indianapolis, Indiana: 35 hours 28 minutes 39 seconds in 2017
5. Virgilio Graco Morlan, Mexico: 38 hours 20 minutes 38 seconds in 2017
6. Cheryl Reinke, York, South Carolina: 38 hours 43 minutes 12 seconds in 2016
7. Flavio Toi, Campinas, Brazil: 38 hours 51 minutes 34 seconds in 2017
8. Marta Izo, São Paulo, Brazil: 39 hours 3 minutes 6 seconds in 2017
9. Paige Christie, North Andover, Massachusetts: 39 hours 7 minutes 11 seconds in 2016
10. Abigail Fairman, New York, New York: 39 hours 10 minutes 7 seconds in 2017
11. Andrew Malinak, Seattle, Washington: 40 hours 21 minutes 50 seconds in 2014
12. Edward Riley, New York, New York: 41 hours 49 minutes 46 seconds in 2017
13. Jamie Tout, Austin, Texas: 42 hours 0 minutes 12 seconds in 2017
14. Steve Gruenwald, Faribault, Minnesota: 44 hours 39 minutes 20 seconds in 2017
15. Harry Finger, Ilhabela, Brasil: 45 hours 38 minutes 54 seconds in 2017

Synonym[edit]

7-stager

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