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Friday, March 10, 2017

Chad Ho, Sasha-Lee Nordengen-Corris Win In South Africa

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Marina Martinique at Jeffreys Bay was the venue of the 2017 South African Open Water Swim Championships where 3 km, 5 km and 10 km races were held in smooth-water conditions.

Chad Ho comfortably won the 10 km race in 1 hour 51 minutes and turned his focus on this spring and summer's international races. Nico Manoussakis finished second in 1 hour 52 minutes with Danie Marais in third.

Marina Martinique is a very interesting place to swim and can get quite technical with the various turns and winding canal walls. As a swimmer you have to keep focused on the course, as well as your competitors,” said Ho.

The women’s 10 km race four swimmers swam shoulder-to-shoulder, competing for the two positions available at the FINA World Championships in Budapest in summer. Sasha-Lee Nordengen-Corris (2:02:08.52) barely beat teammate Robyn Kinghorn (2:02:08.81) with Charlise Oberholzer in third in 2:02:11.99 after 2016 Olympian Michelle Weber was disqualified for shockingly missing the final turn buoy.

In the 5 km event, Marais out-sprinted Ho. “The last 400 was like a sprint till the end. it was every man for himself. I took a good line and got lucky and won the race. I tried to attack a lot during the race, but Chad Ho and the other leaders always caught me at some stage,” said Marais.

In the women’s 5 km swim, Kinghorn barely beat Weber in a physical race.

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