~New York Times, Karen Crouse
CONCORD, Mass. -- Wading into Walden Pond, Alex Meyer did not exactly find an idyllic sanctuary, a spot where one's solitude is broken only by birdsong. Meyer was waist-deep in the 65-degree water and about to shove off on a two-hour training swim when a pot-bellied man in a pair of stretched-out trunks plodded in after him and challenged him to a sprint.
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