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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kane Radford Wins At Home Before Racing Internationals

Photos courtesy of Simon Watts, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

CORRECTION: Kane Radford was initially declared the winner of the 2015-2016 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, but Nathan Capp was later declared the victor (story here). The initial article - with corrections - is shown below.

A week before he races some of the fastest open water swimmers on the planet halfway around the world in Florida, Kane Radford was home in his native country winning the final event at the 2015-2016 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Meanwhile, near perfect weather conditions greeted Nathan Capp as he defended his series title over Radford.

But in today's race, Radford had a decisive win in 29 minutes 24 seconds at the King of The Bays swim held on Auckland’s North Shore. New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Event Organiser Scott Rice congratulated Radford, his victorious counterpart Charlotte Webby, and their competitors. “What a fantastic finish to the season with over 1,550 swimmers turning out for the 13th King of the Bays event at Takapuna Beach.

Swimmers of all ages and abilities competed with 3-time Olympian Dean Kent and 2008 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone. Shortland Street fans were thrilled to see Pua Magasiva (Vinnie), Jarod Rawiri (Mo Hannah) and Matt Chamberlain (Murray Cooper) participate.

It has been quite a run since Rice first started the King of the Bays event in 2004.

For full results and final season standings, visit www.oceanswim.co.nz.

Photo shows the race winners Kane Radford and Charlotte Webby chatting before the start.

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