Charlotte Webby convincingly dominated the 3.3 km State Capital Classic in Wellington, round three of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series today.

After swimming together at the start with her archrival Cara Baker, Webby stepped up the pace at the 1000m mark and won by just over a minute. Her victory was a big boost for her, after some disappointing efforts at the NZ Championships two weeks ago, which Baker dominated.

I was lacking confidence before going out, because my last two ocean water swims haven’t been great. So I was hoping to have a good race, and I’m really happy about it,” Webby said.

Webby has won two of the three races, and Baker one as they are competing for part of the $20,000 prize money. The next race in the series is the State La Grande Classic in Akaroa, February 23rd.

2013 State Capital Classic Results:

1. Charlotte Webby (New Plymouth) 40:18
2. Cara Baker (Auckland) 41:19
3. Courtney Carson (Wellington) 43:42
4. Bridget Maher (Auckland) 45:15

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