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Swimming unfathomable lengths in open water

Melodee Nugent swims, and not in the short bursts of Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin. She swims miles, more than two-dozen of them in her latest race, the inaugural Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test. The 45-year-old mother of three from Mukwonago was one of a dozen competitors who ignored the adage "people don't swim in the Red River" and completed the 27-mile course from Grand Forks, N.D., to Oslo, Minn.

Aug 03, 2012