The former World Cup open-water champion bested a field of 34 other competitors -- male and female -- to win the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday.
Erica Rose won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday, finishing the 28.5-mile course around Manhattan in 7 hours, 29 minutes, 46 seconds.
This weekend, 35 swimmers will brave the waters around New York City in the annual Manhattan Island Marathon swim. It will take nearly seven hours. Can a woman come out on top?
Ian Thorpe's decision to retire at the tender age of 24 was a bittersweet ending to the career of a swimmer who rose from a humble upbringing to become one of the world's most recognizable sportsmen.