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Jim McFarland

Lynchburg, VA

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Most Recent Open Water Race: To the Bridge & Back 5-Miler

Result: 2nd Place Overall

Best 1500m in last 12-months: 19:37

Avg Weekly Training: 40-50K, 15K OW

Reason for Competing: 

Open water training - in the river especially - is like climbing to the top of a high mountain on wooded trails. I love to watch the turtles, herons, fish and (harmless) watersnakes along the way, on the rocks and on the banks!