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Matt Hoyng (left) and Russ Eidman take a break between laps at the Del E. Webb Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. The two friends are training to swim in the 6th Annual Alcatraz 100 “Swim with the Centurions” race on July 26. The race will cover the 1.25 miles from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore.

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Men to brave freezing waters, sharks in Alcatraz swim

Matt Hoyng and Russ Eidman are making a break for it. The two men have been swimming five days a week, two miles a day for the past two months in order to swim 1.25 miles, against strong currents, in 50 degree, shark-infested water from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore.