Hudson River swimmer completes 315-mile trek, conquering fatigue, choppy water, rocks and pollution
By MICHAEL HILL and TED SHAFFREY Associated Press | Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Lewis Pugh swims along the edge of lower Manhattan in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. The Hudson River is 315 miles from its source in the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. And Pugh is swimming all of it. The 53-year-old endurance swimmer finished the leg of his monthlong river journey Wednesday at the lower tip of Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)