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dseiler

Feb 20, 13 11:09

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Would you accept $32,000 to go for a swim in this river?


http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34425/title/-32K-to-Swim-in-Polluted-River/


No mention of if it's wetsuit legal, though.


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Nick B

Feb 20, 13 11:11

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

What do you think your chances of pricking yourself on a needle and contracting hepatitis C or HIV?


dseiler

Feb 20, 13 12:09

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [Nick_Barkley] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nick_Barkley wrote:
What do you think your chances of pricking yourself on a needle and contracting hepatitis C or HIV?

My chances? Zero, because I wouldn't swim in that filth. :)


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jjabr

Feb 20, 13 12:44

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Of course I would. Sounds like fun. Not sure where I would get $32,000 from though.


johnnybefit

Feb 20, 13 13:21

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I would do it if they grossed it up so I recevied a full $32K.


ZackCapets

Feb 20, 13 13:27

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A chinese entrepreneur. He's offering it to a senior government official.
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HuffNPuff

Feb 20, 13 13:31

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looks like you could walk on it!


RFreds1

Feb 20, 13 13:43

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32K for a chance to walk on water. Look for the big rubber chunks -those will float for sure.
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Goobdog

Feb 20, 13 15:20

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [RFreds1] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How much would you have to be paid to swin in river 2 days after they dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into it?

Oh... Wait, that would be the Hudson River used for the New York marathon.

Rumor has it that Mayor Bloomberg was set to cancel the swim
portion until he read on ST that everyone pees in the pool anyhow so triathletes are used to swimming in sewage.


sheffelman

Feb 20, 13 15:27

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Negative sir. . . 32K isn't worth what may be your last swim without a mutation. But maybe you will develop some super powers. . . hmmm


JayZ

Feb 20, 13 15:42

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [Goobdog] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Goobdog wrote:
How much would you have to be paid to swin in river 2 days after they dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into it?

Oh... Wait, that would be the Hudson River used for the New York marathon.

Rumor has it that Mayor Bloomberg was set to cancel the swim
portion until he read on ST that everyone pees in the pool anyhow so triathletes are used to swimming in sewage.

When did they add a swim to the NY marathon?


ZackP

Feb 20, 13 16:20

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

What a misleading title, I though ironman was offering an executive swim camp.
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dseiler

Feb 20, 13 19:29

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sheffelman wrote:
Negative sir. . . 32K isn't worth what may be your last swim without a mutation. But maybe you will develop some super powers. . . hmmm

Gills?


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plant_based

Feb 20, 13 20:20

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [JayZ] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

JayZ wrote:
Goobdog wrote:
How much would you have to be paid to swin in river 2 days after they dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into it?

Oh... Wait, that would be the Hudson River used for the New York marathon.

Rumor has it that Mayor Bloomberg was set to cancel the swim
portion until he read on ST that everyone pees in the pool anyhow so triathletes are used to swimming in sewage.

When did they add a swim to the NY marathon?

lol

I would rather swim in the Hudson than the East River


Devlin

Feb 21, 13 6:47

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [Nick_Barkley] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nick_Barkley wrote:
What do you think your chances of pricking yourself on a needle and contracting hepatitis C or HIV?

Almost nil, actually. The Hep C virus can only survive about 3-4 days outside the body, and HIV less. Also, you need a pretty healthy exposure for HIV, as far as transmission goes, it's pretty far down on the list of potency.

I still wouldn't do it, though. Even almost nil isn't worth 32k.

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nickwhite

Feb 21, 13 12:57

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Re: $32k for a 20-minute Swim? [dseiler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

dseiler wrote:
Would you accept $32,000 to go for a swim in this river?



http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34425/title/-32K-to-Swim-in-Polluted-River/


No mention of if it's wetsuit legal, though.

I would do it, in a wetsuit. Cannot possibly be worse than a 20 minute FTP test on the bike trainer.


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