On June 11, 2007, Steven Hurwitz, Pedro Ordenes & I completed our respective and individual 500th Alcatraz swim crossings. This date is significant as it was the 45th anniversary of the Frank Morris and Anglin Brothers escape made famous in the Clint Eastwood movie "Escape from Alcatraz."
View video and newspaper clips below:
KTVU - Channel 2's Jade Hernandez Reporting (2:54 running time)
KRON - Channel 4's Russ Katsumoto Reporting (2:17 running time)
KPIX - Channel 5's Simon Perez Reporting (2:47 running time)
KGO - Channel 7's Mike Shumann Reporting (2:40 running time)
KNTV - Channel 11's Lisa Bernard Reporting (2:40 running time
This is a wonderful slide show shot by kayaker & photographer extraordinare Colin Gift!
Other Training Articles and Adventures
April 10, 2007
Mastering Rough WaterBy Gary Emich, Inside Triathlon Magazine
December 01, 2006
Chill Out! Keeping Warm When the Swimming Is NotBy Gary Emich
September 17, 2004
Four-in-One - The Alcatraz Enchainment - Read about my 4-way escape on June 13, 2004.By Joe Oakes
August 01, 2001
The Alcatraz Centurions - Read about Pedro's and my record breaking 100th Alcatraz swim on June 11, 2001 - the 39th anniversary of the infamous Frank Morris & Anglin Brothers escape.