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Okanagan Lake swimmer closing in

July 26, 2016 12:33 P.M.


U.S. ultra-distance triathlete Adam Ellenstein had swum more than 70 kilometres of Okanagan Lake by 8 a.m. Tuesday.

A photo posted on the Facebook VictorySwim105 page shows Ellenstein swimming past Rattlesnake Island, east of Peachland. 

Ellenstein departed the Vernon area on his marathon swim early Monday.

His team says the Michigan athlete has fewer than 35 kilometres left to swim of the 105 kilometre total. The actual length of Okanagan Lake is listed as 135 kilometres.

The VictorySwim105 is to raise awareness and support for those with Parkinson’s disease through a partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation.

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