Cape Town - Speedo’s Danie Marais, 22, pipped Myles Brown and Chad Ho in a thrilling finish to the
inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile swim, near Cape Town, on Saturday.
Marais finished in 17:41, a second ahead of Brown, 22,
(17:40) and Midmar Mile “king” Ho, 23, (17:44) in a sprint to the finish at
Eikenhoff Dam, Grabouw.
The three were neck-and-neck throughout the 1.6km route and
are among SA’s top open water swimmers. Ho won the Midmar Mile a week ago for
the sixth successive time, while Marais finished third.
Marias said: “I am thrilled to have won the first ever
Sanlam Cape Mile. It was a tight race and congratulations to Myles and Chad who
pushed me all the way.”
Michelle Weber was the first female home (18:48) in the
elite division, followed by sisters Carmen and Clarise le Roux respectively.
Speedo SA is a part sponsor of the event. Brand President,
Stuart Hopwood said: “The event was incredibly well organised and a welcome
addition to SA’s open water swim calendar.”
“We’re incredibly proud of Danie and Chad and we
congratulate all who took part.”
For results and more
information on the Sanlam Cape Mile, click here: http://www.stillwatersports.com/event/cape-mile/