Chasing the Grizzly
Chasing the Grizzly is a 15-mile (24.1 km) swim in Flathead Lake in the American state of Montana, first pioneered by a grizzly bear and replicated by a human for the first time when Mark Johnston completed the same course in 2014. It is an annual marathon swim challenge set for early September on Labor Day and is organized by the Flathead Lake Open Water Swimmers and part of the Flathead Lake Open Water Virtual Triple Crown, a virtual open water swimming competition and challenge organized by Mark Johnston of the Flathead Lake Open Water Swimmers in Montana.
Flathead Lake Open Water Virtual Triple Crown
- Stage One: Chasing the Grizzly, a 15-mile (24.1 km) width swim of Flathead Lake following the path of the 2010 Grizzly.
- Stage Two: Taming the Monster, the 28-mile (45 km) length swim of Flathead Lake from Somers in the north to Polson in the south.
- Stage Three: Conquering the Beast, the 80-mile (128.7 km) circumnavigation swim tracing the Flathead Lake Marine Trail.