It’s been five months since Chris Ring jumped into Lake Itasca and started swimming. He’s been swimming most every day since and this week he reached 2,000 miles on his attempt to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River, stopping along the way to honor the families of fallen soldiers.
“How many times have you thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore’?” a reporter asked him today.
“Zero,” he said.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.