Courtesy of Doug Woodring at the Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong.

The 8th annual Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim from Stanley to Deepwater Bay was a 15 km relay race and solo event in some fairly extreme conditions, but warm water on the “clean half” of Hong Kong’s Island where the water is great in October.

Conditions in this race were tough due to the full moon and the strong outgoing current. There were 65 teams of 5 people and 24 solo swimmers.

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