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See, Coney Island Can Be A Year-Round Resort!!!

February 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

People will even go shirtless and wear shorts in wind chills in the low teens. Actually, we jest. This is Gary Atlas who runs every day from Brighton Beach to Sea Gate and takes a dip in the water. He was featured on NY1 last week and we just happened to catch him as he ran by. We were wearing 15 layers of clothing and felt like we were going to die. Gary, we salute you!

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  • 1 If There Were 25 Hours In The Day… // Feb 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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  • 2 electricia // Feb 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Killer headline, Bob. Love those triple exclamation points too!!! This is over the top, even by Coney standards. I mean we’re used to the Polar Bears weekly dips, but this is an every day run & swim. When I saw the NY1 report I found myself wondering why he has vowed to do this for 1,000 days. Does anyone know if there’s some kind of ritualistic significance to that number? He does look very healthy though, I have to admire his stamina.