Former Olympian Andy Potts won the 27.5-mile Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Sunday for a record sixth time as more than 2,000 people swam from Alcatraz Island, rode bikes and ran through San Francisco, a spokeswoman said.
A Concord man apparently drowned Sunday after he jumped from a rock into the water at Lake Berryessa.
A Lafayette man plans to attempt a record-breaking swim from Milwaukee to Chicago.
Muir Beach resident Jon Rauh probably thought he’d seen some impressive feats after returning from the San Francisco Giants home opening win over Arizona, but he says he soon became one of a handful of spectators to one of the rarest accomplishments in Bay Area athletics, one some say hasn’t been done since 1967.
A group of Bay Area athletes who attempted to swim the roughly 30 miles from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge for charity Thursday were forced to call it quits with only eight miles left to go.
A group of Bay Area swimmers is attempting a difficult feat Thursday: swimming roughly 30 miles in frigid, shark-infested waters with no wetsuits – and all in the name of charity.
Sharks and treacherous currents kept most Alcatraz prisoners in place, but a 9-year-old boy has made the swim from the one-time prison island to San Francisco in 41 minutes.