Friday, May 6, 2011

20 July 1940 Deseret News Sports Article - Ed Watson is the man to beat

Champion Ready To Defend Title In Tomorrow's Great Salt Lake Swim 

EDWARD C. WATSON, pictured above on the Black Rock Beach pier against a back-drop of the 8.12-mile stretch of Great Salt Lake water which he had just swam in a heavy storm to win the 1939 Antelope Island-to-Black Rock marathon, will be the man to beat tomorrow when 12 paddlers compete in the 1940 renewal of the event.  It takes added significance this year, being the official national junior A.A.U.Outdoor swim for men.  The race is scheduled to start at about 11 a.m. tomorrow from Antelope Island, shown in the extreme right background of the photo.  - The Deseret News Sports, Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, July 20, 1940
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