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Monday, July 15, 2013

Eric Johnson And Sheryl Slater Win Sheko Challenge

The 9th annual Sheko Challenge and Trisolothon continues to grow with 185 athletes of all ages and abilities taking part.

The 2.2 km Sheko Challenge brought together Hong Kong’s top swimmers, triathletes, and adventure racers for a point-to-point swim from Big Wave Bay in Sheko to the Back Beach.

Eric Johnson, a fabulously fit 50-some-year-old throwing back the hands of time, stood on top of the podium when it was all over. 43-year-old Sheryl Slater fit the same fitness mold and won the women's race.

The results of the top 10 men and women are as follows:

1. Eric Johnson 29:58
2. Mark Cummings 30:06
3. Craig Andrew Nortje 30:34
4. Doug Woo 31:31
5. Timothy Wang 31:34
6. Colin Hannah 32:14
7. Steve Taylor 32:15
8. Philip Sohmen 32:17
9. Doug Woodring 32:19
10. Stuart Tait 32:25

1. Sheryl Slater 35:28 (17th overall)
2. Jane Kelsey 35:36 (19th)
3. Ruth Barnes 36:49 (21st)
4. Sally Gentle 38:36 (30th)
5. Christine Niox-Chateau 41:21 (52nd)
6. Kathryn Alexander 42:18 (57th)
7. Olivia June Alfheim 42:23 (58th)
8. Nat Kwan 42:45 (61st)
9. Rachel Jackson 42:51 (64th)
10. Mandy Tik 44:30 (68th)

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