Ocean Recovery Alliance

Int'l Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

By Steve Munatones

- Published on October 28, 2019 by Open Water Swimming

Ned Denison, chairperson of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame explains why Woodring was selected as an Honor Administrator in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, “Doug has created a local open water community in Hong Kong and two marathon swims with growing attendance. These are directly connected to his global efforts to clean up the open water – which is critical not only for our sport, but for our lives.

Doug is the Founder and Managing Director of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, its programs, idea generation and innovation. This non-government organization is one of the only non-profit organizations in the world that has worked with both the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank on plastic pollution issues in ocean waters. Doug is one of the ten most influential individuals in this area and the only one outside the Western countries.

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