death race logoRemember when I said in my previous write up about the LOST Swimmers beating Connor’s Runners at the BEER MILE… and that that wasn’t exactly true… I mean we did win, that part was true… but that we aren’t “just swimmers”.  A few of the gang also happen to be good runners.  In the case of Darren, David and Al, they happen to be really, really good runners.

Al Wiggins... winner for the second year in a row!
Al Wiggins… winner for the second year in a row!

Check out their “detailed” account of the Canadian Death Race.  Last year David and Darren finished and Al didn’t.  This year it got reversed.

This is one tough ultra trail race race.  Truly worthy of the description as an “Epic Adventure”.

click here: 2016 Canadian Death Race, race report!

PS.  yes, that is Al Wiggins… also the winner of the BEER MILE!

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I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!


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