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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Richest Masters Open Water Swim In The World

In addition to the prizes given to the younger athletes in the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge and the winners in the 17 years and under division in the 500m, 1.25 km, 2.5 km, 5 km, and 10 km races, there were a number of cash winners in the richest masters open water swimming competitions in the world (shown below).

"It’s such a beautiful day with nice conditions and it’s really just a good day for a swim," Melissa Gorman said yesterday.

"It’s great to see events like this and encouraging people, whether they are elite or not, to get involved in open water swimming. It’s such a great sport and it’s growing around the world."

$4,000 winners (10 km)
18 - 24 Female: Jess Walker 2:06:46
18 - 24 Male: Kane Radford 1:54:10 (2 seconds over Joshua Richardson)
25 - 40 Female: Jaime Bowler 2:12:57
25 - 40 Male: Paul Laver 2:00:46
41 - 55 Female: Allison Hayes 2:23:51
41 - 55 Male: Paul Vivers 2:22:39
Over 55 Female: Rosemary O'Halloran 2:56:44
Over 55 Male: Simon High 3:15:06

$2,500 winners (5 km)
18 - 24 Female: Rebekah Weller 1:11:12
18 - 24 Male: Jarrod Poort 57:21
25 - 40 Female: Naomi Watters 1:08:29
25 - 40 Male: Kenrick Monk 58:52
41 - 55 Female: Lyle Kildea 1:18:20
41 - 55 Male: Craig Martin 1:09:09
56 and Over Female: Eleanor Parsons 1:22:36
56 and Over Male: Michael Cook 1:14:35

$1,500 winners (2.5 km)
18 - 24 Female: Jessica Pengelly 30:18
18 - 24 Male: Myles Brown 28:59
25 - 40 Female: Emma Johnston 35:21
25 - 40 Male: Tim Hewitt 29:55
41 - 55 Female: Sally Mauk 44:14
41 - 55 Male: Benjamin Hewitt 31:28
56 and Over Female: Ann Marie Lane 1:02:32
56 and Over Male: Graham Croft 36:08

$1,000 winners (1.25 km)
18 - 24 Female: Rene Warnes 15:08
18 - 24 Male: Ryan Napoleon 14:03
25 - 40 Female: Sarah Katsoulis 16:51
25 - 40 Male: Simon Leckie 15:01
41 - 55 Female: Nicola Corsbie 20:04
41 - 55 Male: Paul Blackbeard 15:11
56 and Over Female: Andrea Williams 25:26
56 and Over Male: Vic Paul 18:39

$15,000 winners
Open Female: Melissa Gorman 1:56:49
Open Male: Rhys Mainstone 1:51:31

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