Australia's Oliver Wilkinson broke the record for the fastest swim around Manhattan, completing the 28.5-mile course in 5 hours, 44 minutes, 2 seconds Wednesday in the NYC Swim Manhattan Match Race and Record Attempt.
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?
Four elite swimmers failed to swim around Manhattan in record time.