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Monday, July 15, 2013
Eric Johnson And Sheryl Slater Win Sheko Challenge
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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