Day Three of the Highland Lakes Challenge was more of the same: big blue Texas skies, great open water swimming weather and Collis Williams in the lead.
The third stage saw the field reach the midpoint of their 5-day event with a 2-mile swim in Lake LBJ, named for American President Lyndon Johnson.
Williams continued his winning ways with a time of 42:39, slightly extending his lead over New Yorker Dave Barra (43:44) and race founder Keith Bell.
In the 3-day Weekend Warrior competition, Robert Alford won the first leg in 44:45.
Bell writes, "...the swims have been beautiful, we've have great weather, and it's been fun to be around the group of swimmers doing...the Highland Lakes Challenge."
MONSTER CHALLENGE: Cumulative Results after Day 3
1. Collis Williams (38), 3:33:42
2. Dave Barra (43), 3:44:36
3. Keith Bell (60), 3:46:41
Saturday’s Stage Four race, a 3-mile swim, will be held at Lake Marble Falls - see course map here.
Photo provided by Heather Kuhlken.