Boy, 9, makes round-trip swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz

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Some cold, hard cash motivated the boy to take on the cold waters to Alcatraz

A 9-year-old boy braved the cold waters and big waves of the Pacific Ocean to swim all the way to Alcatraz.

James Savage took a little more than two hours to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz and back again.

The boy says he was partially motivated by his father's $100 challenge. That bounty went up to $200 while he was on his way.

James says he considered giving up but he was getting a lot of support from the kayakers who rode with him both ways.

The young swimmer says he is going to swim the length of the Golden Gate Bridge next.
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