Courtesy of Oman Sports Zone, Shark Island, Muscat, Oman.

Jamie Mackay comfortably won the 4.1 km Fahal Swim in 1 hour 9 minutes 13 seconds today to Shark Island in Oman.

At last year’s race when Mackay finished 8th overall, she finished remarkably close in time in 1 hour 9 minutes 28 seconds.

And even more remarkably, Rolf Jensen who won the first Al Fahal Island Swim in 1989 also finished in a time of 1 hour 9 minutes.

A rusting old plaque on the finish beach, celebrating the inaugural race in the Gulf of Oman (east of the Persian Gulf), lists the names of the first swimmers – including Jensen – who took part in the inaugural race 29 years ago.

The Top 25 finishers in the 2018 Fahal Swim are listed below:

1. Jamie Mackay 1:09:13
2. Olivia Hunter 1:11:01
3. Niels van Wageningen 1:13:12
4. Warren Grigg 1:15:37
5. Iryna Samakar 1:16:15
6. Iryna Niafedava 1:16:19
7. Darcy Hunter 1:17:12
8. Lucia Perdiguero 1:17:26
9. Lisa Hancox 1:18:43
10. Isla Spyropoulos 1:19:01
11. Eric Block 1:19:06
12. Daniel Hovland 1:19:45
13. Carl Peters 1:20:59
14. Peter Williams 1:21:40
15. Will Maxwell 1:22:03
16. Ahmed Alfalahi 1:23:59
17. David Gibbs 1:24:12
18. Paul Forman 1:24:24
19. Hana Tallentire 1:24:56
20. Simone Zoppellari 1:25:16
21. Jennifer Kaye Charlton 1:25:37
22. Giles Richardson 1:25:42
23. Johnathan Gordon 1:26:10
24. Katie Beniston 1:26:17
25. Zoe Niazi 1:26:48

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