Swimming the Suck… plus 16

Swimming the Suck… plus 16


I quite enjoyed this video of Hallie H.M. swimming 26.2 miles down the Tennessee River near Chattanooga.

Hallie, who I Swam the Suck with last year, retraced the scenic 10-mile course but started further upriver, and then kept on going several miles further into the Gorge. The video, appropriately backed by Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty” (ha, ha), is pure joy. Makes me regret I won’t be returning this year.

Here’s what Karah (Swim the Suck founder & race director) had to say:

She is a REAL trooper. No touching another human, no standing, no wetsuit. She did the real thing.

Indeed. Congrats, Hallie!

6 Responses to “Swimming the Suck… plus 16”

  1. Chicken O'C

    2011-09-25T07:49:20+00:00

    Such a lovely place, great people and swim. I regret not being there this year too.

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  2. Katie

    2011-09-25T09:31:37+00:00

    Love the video. Great job, Hallie & Crew! I’m planning to Swim the Suck in 2012. I can’t believe she swam all that with a torn muscle…

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    • Evan

      2011-09-25T09:45:48+00:00

      I can almost guarantee you will love it. It might even change your life. It would be your first marathon swim, yes?

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  3. Chicken O'C

    2011-09-25T21:41:32+00:00

    Katie make sure you stay on the Riverboat and visit Rock City when you’re there. Priceless.

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  4. Logan Weiler III

    2011-09-29T06:38:21+00:00

    I can’t wait to see the video, but it isn’t loading. Might be my machine. Please consider posting a link to the video. Thanks for the exciting reports!

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    • Evan

      2011-09-29T22:12:01+00:00

      Logan, link seems to work fine for me. Perhaps you have Flash disabled in your browser? Anyway, I added the link.

      Reply

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