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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Swimming Shore Shore

Photos courtesy of Cyndia Lavik, South Shore Classic, Oahu.

The South Shore Classic is an ocean swimming competition on the South Shore of Oahu in Hawaii organized by former professional triathlete and world-class marathon swimmer John Flanagan and runner Todd Iacovelli.

"I wanted to create a different dynamic," explains Flanagan about the event that has 4 separate heats competing against one another: Men, Women, Keiki (kids), and the Elite held on Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki in Honolulu, adjacent to the bodyboarding break Walls.

For more information on the May 7th race, visit here.

KFVE, K5-Hawaii News, Weather and Sports

2015 Elite Race Results:
1 Kira Webster 17:06:55
2 Rebecca Walton 17:07:13
3 Cameron Lyon 17:08:04
4 Aukai Lileikis 17:08:04
5 Lia Foster 17:08:05
6 Nohea Lileikis 17:08:07
7 Mari Yasumi 17:09:05
8 Jacob Urbano 17:09:24
9 Maia Petrides 17:09:50
10 Chelsea Huang 17:09:52

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