Lack of sleep affected Carr's Lake Erie swim

One of the people on hand to greet Annaleise Carr in Port Dover Saturday morning after she...

One of the people on hand to greet Annaleise Carr in Port Dover Saturday morning after she completed a crossing of Lake Erie from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Long Point, Ontario, was her great-grandfather Art Hayward, of Simcoe. (MONTE SONNENBERG/QMI AGENCY)

Monte Sonnenberg, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:41 PM ET

WATERFORD, Ont. - Lack of sleep was a factor in Annaleise Carr's decision to end this weekend's marathon swim early.

Carr told a press conference on Sunday that she only got three hours sleep before entering Lake Erie at 5:21 a.m. Friday. By time she covered the 42-kilometre distance between Erie, Pa., and Long Point, Ont., she was exhausted and couldn’t continue.

Carr, 16, of Walsh, Ont., said her sleep was disrupted because the family arrived in Erie later than expected.

 


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