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Swimming around Manhattan for cancer research

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Crispin Thorold
New York

Crispin Thorold is a mid-life crisis marathon swimmer who has the habit of setting himself crazy goals from a position of complete ignorance....

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Crispin Thorold is a mid-life crisis marathon swimmer who has the habit of setting himself crazy goals from a position of complete ignorance. Next up is an attempt to complete a solo non-stop swim around the island of Manhattan.

This swim will be in the memory of my dear friend Rosie Choueka who died from secondary breast cancer in June 2015 at the age of 38, leaving behind her husband Elliot and their two young children. In her death Rosie touched tens of thousands through her blog Fighting Genghis (, which went viral and became national news in the UK. 

The charity, Secondary1st, was established in her memory. It is funding pioneering research into secondary breast cancer.

Event details

20 Bridges swim around Manhattan

A swim under the 20 bridges of Manhattan and around the whole island. This is one of the most scenic and iconic of marathon swims.

The 45K swim is a considerable test of physical and mental endurance and is likely to take up to 10 hours to complete.

Event date

25-August-2018 06:00  - 
25-August-2018 16:00

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Event is completed


New York,
United States


Donation from Gwenda Hillier - friend of MNT
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
It was a joy and privilege to see you achieve this magnificent swim in memory of Rosie. Well done!
Donation by Mary Thorold
on 12-09-2018
Well done Crispin!
Donation by Pauline and Martin Healy
on 12-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Bonkers, but great-well done
Donation by Moira Pamment
on 31-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Crispin!
Donation by Alex Cumming
on 30-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Mate that was truly truly awesome - an amazing challenge and you smashed it - so so proud of you xxx
Donation by craig fisher
on 30-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Nat Armstrong
on 28-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
What agony. What an achievement Well done
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done - a great achievement but very definitely rather you than me!
Donation by Jean
on 28-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,485.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £4,485.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,111.25

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