Courtesy of WOWSA, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Two internationally race-savvy Australians are piling up the airline miles as well as awards. They swept the podium at the 46th aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Both Nick Sloman and Kareena Lee, fresh off of victories in the 2019 Australian 10 km Open Water Championship in Adelaide and en route to the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Doha, Qatar, very comfortably won the elite men’s and women’s races.

Sloman won in 17:01, narrowly missing the record of 17:00 set by Chad Ho while Kareena Lee beat the women’s field by over a minute.

Women’s Top 25 Results:
1 Kareena Lee 18:20
2 Michelle Weber 19:26
3 Samantha Randle 19:29
4 Robyn Kinghorn 19:33
5 Kristin Bellingan 19:34
6 Marne Frylinck 19:34
7 Carli Antonopoulous 19:36
8 Rebecca Meder 19:37
9 Abigail Meder 19:37
10 Victoria Earle 19:45
11 Leigh McMorran 19:53
12 Stephanie Houtman 20:01
13 Jessica Whelan 20:49
14 Tori Oliver 20:56
15 Therese Soukop 20:58
16 Chloe Le Roux 21:10
17 Tatum Axel Botha 21:19
18 Sulinke van den Berg 21:23
19 Jemma Tully 21:27
20 Luchelle Oosthuizen 21:28
21 Guilma Lausberg 21:30
22 Lize-Marie Davidson 21:30
23 Ashleigh Green 21:36
24 Olivia Tully 21:46
25 Emma Christianson 21:55

Men’s Top 25 Results:
1 Nick Sloman 17:01
2 Michael McGlynn 17:28
3 Daniel Marais 17:29
4 Chad Michau 17:33
5 Ashley Hogg 17:34
6 Christopher McGlynn 17:40
7 Chad Ho 17:42
8 Danté Nortje 18:23
9 Bailey Hairsine 18:27
10 Luca Holtzhausen 18:39
11 Connor Robert Buck 18:42
12 Guy Brooks 18:44
13 Martin Binedell 18:45
14 Joshua Ashley 18:46
15 Connor Ed Botha 18:46
16 Cameron Pennell 18:51
17 Aiden Petersen 18:52
18 Matthew Randle 19:04
19 Connor Albertyn 19:06
20 Divan Bester 19:21
21 Neil Fair 19:48
22 Armand Nortje 19:52
23 Jacob Armon 20:06
24 Ian Nathanael Brijlal 20:27
25 Nicholas Malan 20:28

Note: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi! is a common cheer often performed at Australian sport events.

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