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Detroit man swims across Lake Erie in record time

A Detroit man is the 11th person to complete the 24.3-mile swim across Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania shore near Erie.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

A Detroit man is the 11th person to complete the 24.3-mile swim across Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania shore near Erie.Forty-five-year-old Randy McElwain took just 11 hours, 23 minutes, and 33 seconds to swim from Long Point, Ontario to Freeport Beach in North East Township. The next-fastest time was 11 hours, 53 minutes by an Erie-area man, Josh Heynes, in 2006.McElwain graduated from Edinboro University, a state-owned school about 20 miles from where he ended his swim. He now works as a manager for General Motors Acceptance Corp. in Michigan.McElwain started training in February by swimming 2.5 miles then adding distance as his training continued.___Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com