Well, the title might be a bit misleading. So here’s the whole story.
The 12 mile open water Swim Around Charleston was held yesterday.
In the field was marathon swimmer Mallory Mead, whose escort kayak just happens to be a Folbot Citibot. In creating this particular Citibot, we used some of our fancy printing technology and created a Folbot Folbot — which is not only eye-catching, but also gives Mallory’s escort paddlers a nice, comfortable ride.
Before the race, Mallory dropped by the Folbot offices for a visit and to check out some of the other Folbot kayaks.
I even got to pose for a photo with her.
But Mallory was here for more than a social call. She was here to do some serious swimming and looked great at the race start.
As did the Citibot, being paddled by Tate Nation.
After 3 hours and 58 minutes of action, I am delighted to report that the Citibot was the first kayak to finish (oh yeah, Mallory won the race by about 22 minutes and set a new course record).
So our hats are off to Mallory and Tate. Congratulations!!