ISLAMORADA (CBSMiami/AP) — A Miami man won an open- water swimming competition in the Florida keys which attracted hundreds of swimmers.
Yoelvis Pedraza completed the eight-mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 5 seconds.
The race attracted 310 swimmers and was staged to raise awareness of a need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging lighthouses off the Keys.
Miamians Jack Ellis, Henry Urquidi, Nicki Urquidi and Brooke Ellis won the four-person relay division with a time of 4:02:53. Cooper City, Fla., residents Can Datca and Tyler Magarity won the two-person division with 4:47:46.
Virginia residents Nicole Johnson and Jeremy Linn, both from Manassas, placed second in the two-person division, but had an even more eventful swim. Reaching the halfway mark at Alligator Lighthouse, Johnson accepted Linn’s marriage proposal.
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