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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Record Falls From Nevis To St. Kitts

Courtesy of Winston Crooke of Swim Nevis, Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim..

Race director Winston Crooke had an Olympic gold medalist and an Olympic silver medalist enter his 4 km channel crossing between Nevis and St Kitts in the Caribbean - as well as a number of elite competitive swimmers from around the world.

With so many fast veteran athletes competing across the shortest, fastest, and most shallow channel race in the world, the existing course record of Olivier Marceau (58 minutes 9 seconds set in 2011) was bound to fall. In fact, the top four swimmers, 36-year-old Ashley Whitney (55:28), 49-year-old Gregory White (55:49), 29-year-old Keri-Anne Payne (56:17), and 36-year-old Kevin Pollman (57:16) all broke the record with room to spare at this year's Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim.

Top 25 Results:
1. Ashley Whitney (36, USA) 55:28
2. Gregory White (49, Great Britain) 55:49
3. Keri-Anne Payne (29, UK) 56:17
4. Kevin Pollman (36, USA) 57:16
5. Rick Schumacher (53, USA) 59:29
6. Diego López (35, USA) 1:00:33
7. Erik Spit (17, St Maarten) 1:01:56
8. Tom Gean (54, USA) 1:02:23
9. Eney Jones (56, USA) 1:02:49
10. John Massiah (35, Barbados) 1:05:34
11. Mara Silka (23, USA) 1:06:15
12. Chrissie Younggren (26, USA) 1:06:16
13. Jay Kauffmann (55, USA) 1:08:30
14. Michael Lockwood (28, Cayman Islands) 1:09:17
15. Maud de Gerin-Ricard (26, Guadeloupe) 1:09:18
16. Roxane Boquet (24, France) 1:09:28
17. Philippe Guarard (52, France) 1:09:33
18. Donald P Cooper (58, USA) 1:09:57
19. David Josephs (53, Great Britain) 1:10:27
20. Robert Sarussi (54, USA) 1:10:55
21. William Carr (38, Trinidad & Tobago) 1:11:01
22. Freya Knaggs (15, Guadeloupe) 1:11:04
23. Shane Donovan (39, British Virgin Islands) 1:11:10
24. Lauren Deason (37, USA) 1:11:33
25. Simon Murie (UK) 1:12:13

For more information on this year's race and next year's race on March 25th 2018, visit www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com.

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