NYC SWIM


Kristian Rutford

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Gender: Male

About Kristian

Accountant by day and athlete by night, Kristian Rutford has the fastest recorded time for a swim around Manhattan by a male – and second-fastest overall – having circled the island in 5 hours, 53 minutes and 57 seconds in 1992. Prior to his East Coast ventures, Rutford was the fastest swimmer ever to cross Lake McConaughy, the largest body of water in his native Nebraska. Just before racing MIMS in 1997, he was quoted as musing, ‘I haven’t
done the swim without thinking of quitting or wondering why I would come back to do it again.’ Rutford has now completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim twelve times. [Nebraska Info: USA TODAY (pre-1997 Fulltext). McLean, Va.: Jul 25, 1989. pg. 08.C]

Swim Enrollments

Swim History

Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

EventDateTimeDistPlaceStatusCertLocationType
1-HR Max. Distance Pool Swim20131:00:004605 YNAApprovedViewYMCA - Lincoln, Nebraska;POOL
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/09/131:42:154.4 M10ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/10/121:40:534.4 M23ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/12/111:52:344.4 M24ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/13/101:42:314.4 M36ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/14/091:44:534.4 M15ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/08/081:38:364.4 M11ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/10/071:33:154.4 M10ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/11/061:36:374.4 M8ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/12/051:37:474.4 M13ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Big Shoulders09/11/041:10:105 K20ApprovedChicagoOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/13/041:39:124.4 M16ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/08/031:40:024.4 M22ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/16/021:35:194.4 M23ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/10/011:41:554.4 M28ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/11/001:47:004.4 M47ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/13/991:47:564.4 M19ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/14/981:32:264.4 M13ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/08/971:39:064.4 M5ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/09/961:42:444.4 M6ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/11/951:36:044.4 M7ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/12/941:34:264.4 M3ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/13/931:33:224.4 M1ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
Chesapeake Bay Swim06/28/921:51:254.4 M3ApprovedAnnapolisOWS
English Channel (CSA)08/05/8810:44:0021 MSApprovedViewDoverOWS

Volunteer Enrollments - No Volunteer Enrollment records to display.

Volunteer History

Articles and Press Releases

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Tacoma Man 2nd in Manhattan Marathon Swim07/12/98ArticleThe News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) Tacoma's Jay Benner circled New York's Manhattan Island on Saturday - swimming. Benner, 33, who
17th Annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim07/11/98ArticleAP WorldstreamRichard PyleIt was an ideal day for a cool dip, and it suited Shelly Taylor-Smith best of all as she outswam 21
Race for Tide & True07/11/98ArticleThe New York PostAllen SalkinThe Hudson and East rivers become an aquarium for people today as swimmers from around the world tak
Local Swimmers Look to Lap Manhattan07/12/98ArticleSun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)Sharon RobbSarah Rice, the youngest swimmer in the field, will get plenty of advice on how to swim Saturday's 1
Rutford Enters Marathon Swim07/01/98ArticleOmaha World-HeraldHeidi GeierKris Rutford of Lincoln will compete in his eighth Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on July 11. R
Marathon Swimmers Brave Manhattan's Waters07/20/97ArticleThe New York Times Shortly after daybreak in yesterday's brisk morning wind, 22 swimmers, their bodies slicked with lan
Swimmers Brave the Hudson in 16th Marathon07/20/97ArticleNew York Times Shortly after daybreak in Saturday's brisk morning wind, 22 swimmers, their bodies slicked with lano
On Your Marks, Get Set, Swim!07/24/96ArticleWestsiderDanielle PosenThe 15th annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS) will take place on Aug. 3 with 20 individuals
Swimmer Will Race Around Manhattan08/09/95ArticleNews TranscriptTim MorrisMichael Lewis has a map of Manhattan on a wall of his Manalapan home to serve as a reminder of what’
In The Swim08/01/95ArticleFitness Swimmer ...Meanwhile in Manhattan. Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith set a new record of swimming around the i
Kris Rutford Wins Marathon Swim08/23/93ArticleLincoln Press Swimmer Kris Rutford of Lincoln holds the trophy he recieved Saturday after repeating as winner of t
Marathon Swimmers in Battery Park08/22/93ArticleThe New York Times Ten swimmers challenged the harbor's currents in a 28.5-mile race around Manhattan. Carolyn Jaenisch
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF08/01/95Press Release  WHAT: 14th annual 28.5 mile swim counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. This
SHELLEY TAYLOR-SMITH SETS RECORD FOR SWIMMING AROUND MANHATTAN07/14/95Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., July 14, 1995 -- Australian swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith set a new record
SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 199506/26/95Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., February 17, 1995 -- More than 20 top swimmers from around the world will compete on
19 INDIVIDUAL SWIMMERS, 4 RELAY TEAMS TO COMPETE IN 14TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM AUGUST 13, 199506/16/95Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 1995 -- More than 30 top swimmers from the United States, Canada, Mexico an
20 INDIVIDUAL SWIMMERS, 6 RELAY TEAMS TO COMPETE IN 15TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM AUGUST 3, 199606/26/96Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 1996 -- More than 60 top swimmers from the United States, Canada, England a
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF07/21/96Press Release  WHAT: 15th annual 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It's the l
JOHN GATTI WINS 15TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM08/03/96Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., (August 3, 1996) -- John Gatti, a 29-year-old physical therapist from Westfield, NJ,
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM FEATURES 17 INDIVIDUALS AND 5 RELAY TEAMS REPRESENTING FIVE COUNTRIES AND NINE U.S. STATES07/02/97Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., July 2, 1997 -- The 16th Annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday, July 19
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF07/07/97Press Release  WHAT: 16th annual 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It's the l
MEET THE 1997 MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM COMPETITORS07/07/97Press Release  The 17 individual and 30 relay team swimmers in this year's race represent a broad age range (from 2
TAMMY VAN WISSE WINS ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM07/19/97Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y. , July 19, 1997 -- Tammy van Wisse, a 28-year-old motivational speaker from Victoria,
1998 MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIMMER COMPETITORS REPRESENT INTERNATIONAL FIELD06/22/98Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 22, 1998 -- There will truly be an international flavor to the 17th annual Man
MEET THE 1998 MANHATTAN MARATHON SWIM COMPETITORS07/02/98Press Release  The 22 individual and 30 relay team swimmers in the July 11 MIMS represent a broad age range (from 1
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF07/03/98Press Release  WHAT: 17th annual 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It's the l
AUSTRALIA’S SHELLEY TAYLOR-SMITH WINS ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM FOR RECORD 5TH TIME07/11/98Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., July 11, 1998 - Shelley Taylor-Smith, a 36-year-old motivational speaker from Sydney
MORE THAN 20 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM JUNE 1204/14/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., April 14, 1999 -- More than 20 top female and male distance swimmers from around the
SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM JUNE 1204/14/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., April 14, 1999 -- More than 20 top female and male distance swimmers from around the
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM FEATURES 30 TOP SWIMMERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD05/19/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 1999 - A record total of 30 top long-distance swimmers from around the worl
INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO COMPETE IN 18TH MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM ON JUNE 12, 199905/26/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 7, 1999 -- A record total of 30 top long-distance swimmers from around the worl
HATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF05/28/99Press Release  WHAT: 18th annual 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It's the
INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO COMPETE IN 18TH MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM ON JUNE 12, 199905/28/99Press Release  MEET THE 1999 MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM COMPETITORS The 30 individual and 12 relay team swi
TOBIE SMITH WINS THE 18TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM IN RECORD TIME06/12/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 12, 1999 -- Tobie Smith, a 25-year-old college student from Austin, Texas, toda
SECOND ANNUAL "RACE FOR THE RIVER" SWIM TO BE HELD JULY 17, 199907/15/99Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., July 15, 1999 -- The second annual Race for the River Swim, a 2.4 mile swim up the H
MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF06/11/00Press Release  WHAT: 19th annual, 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It's th
78 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN 20TH MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM06/04/01Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2001 --Thirty top individual distance swimmers from around the world will co
MEET THE SWIMMERS WHO WILL COMPETE IN THE 20TH MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM06/14/01Press Release  NEW YORK, NY, June 13, 2001 --The 30 individual and 48 relay team swimmers in the 20th annual Manhat
2001 MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM (MIMS) FACTS IN BRIEF06/14/01Press Release  WHAT: 20th annual, 28.5 mile counterclockwise, tide-assisted swim around Manhattan Island. It’s the
IGOR DE SOUZA WINS 20TH MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM06/23/01Press Release  NEW YORK, N.Y., June 23, 2001—Igor de Souza, a 37-year old systems analyst from Sao Paolo, Brazil, t
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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/05/2008)
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Swimmers Meeting
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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/05/2008)
Photographer: Nager, David, 07/05/2008
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Check In
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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (06/16/2007)
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Swimmers Meeting / David Blanke and Kris Rutford
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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (06/16/2007)
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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/03/2004)
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Kris Rutford receiving award
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Photographer: [Unknown], 11/27/2006
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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Swimming in Antarctica
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