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Ben Huggard

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Ben Huggard (2 September 1939 - 11 April 2008) was an American marathon swimmer. Benson was a retired Nassau County, New York, police officer, avid golfer and member of the Greenbrier Country Club and was a notable and distinguished marathon swimmer. His nickname was Gentle Ben.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

Multi-circumnavigations around Manhattan Island[edit]

1979 double attempt - George Kauffmann of the USA
1980 double attempt - Tom Hetzel of the USA
1983 double success - Julie Ridge of the USA in over 21 hours
1984 double attempt - Ben Huggard of the USA [with his feet tied in a charity swim
1984 triple success - Stacy Chanin of the USA in 33 hours 30 minutes
2007 double success - Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic (wetsuit) in 22 hours 14 minutes
2007 double/triple success - Skip Storch of the USA in 20 hours 56 minutes (double) and 32 hours 52 minutes (triple)
2016 double success - Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica of Spain in 20 hours 15 minutes

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