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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ashley Twichell Goes 2 For 2 In South Africa

Courtesy of Tobias Ginsberg, Sanlam Cape Mile, South Africa.

After the first four men crossed the finish at this weekend's Sanlam Cape Mile, then came the first woman Ashley Twichell who won her second race in two weeks.

After winning last week’s 44th annual aQuellé Midmar Mile, Twichell completed the mile swim in 18 minutes 19 seconds, 31 seconds behind men's winner Chad Ho.

The venue is awesome. It’s unlike any other event that we’ve competed in. We don’t have mountains like these in the United States. The race was really fun. The first straight section was tough. I couldn’t really see who was in front of me. I just followed the splashes. Once we made our first turn the visibility got better and I got into a grove. I am really happy to come away with the win. The Sanlam Cape Mile seemed so seamless. It’s well organized and great fun.”

2016 Olympian Michelle Weber came in second with fellow South African Carmen Le Roux in third.

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