"K-E-N- L-O-N-G-O," that's how! Yes, swimmers, if you can believe his own firsthand e-mail report, our hapless Pod mascot did it again, completing this past weekend's Governor's Island 2-Mile Swim and then being disqualified for wearing a "jammer" rather than a traditional bathing suit!! Ken's last notorious DQ -- not for a wardrobe infraction but for improper "accessorizing" with an escort kayak -- was recently reversed, and Ken apparently wasted no time in once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! Of course, this could all be a ploy for sympathy (or another obscure symptom of you-know-what). The posted results don't show any disqualification, and indeed reflect that our jammer-hammer came in 24th overall with a time of 42:41:05.
Pod member Rob Ripp (shown here in a "legal" suit -- ahem...) also tore up the swim, completing it 31st overall (of a field of 224) in 42:56:07. Nice work, guys! (and Ken, try not to shoot yourself in the foot next time out!).
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