Courtesy of Doug Woodring, Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim, Hong Kong. Photos courtesy of Cow Lau from Muse Creations.

It was a great race and fast with the currents and tide in everyone’s favor,” described race director Doug Woodring of the 15 km Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong. There were a few manhole-sized jellyfish [along the course], but they don’t sting. They just give you a bit of a visual shock as you run into one with your head down. The Coastal Hug course was a hit as it allowed people and support crew to really enjoy the amazing scenery, mountains, rock faces and cliffs that Hong Kong has to offer, making its ocean asset all the more valuable and interesting.” Both 34-year-old Julie Newton (4:14:48.7) and 59-year-old Ned Denison (3:52:25.9) set non-wetsuit solo course records today.

15 km Overall Results:
1 Helix Bros. Relay wetsuited 2:48:09.0
2 Thorley Boys Relay wetsuited 2:56:54.9
3 Nicole & Owen Relay wetsuited 3:02:53.1
4 Chicas Relay wetsuited 3:03:48.1
5 Stingrays Relay 3:24:15.3
6 Euro Dingo III Relay wetsuited 3:24:24.4
7 The Unwanted Relay no wetsuit 3:33:33.8
8 Espresso Beach Boys Relay wetsuited 3:33:56.1
9 Mark Stamper wetsuited (45) 3:35:31.1
10 Nimrod Wei And Alec Stuart Relay wetsuited 3:45:57.3
11 Ronald Thompson wetsuited (48) 3:52:02.5
12 Ned Denison no wetsuit (59) 3:52:25.9
13 Team AK Relay no wetsuit 3:54:06.6
14 Harzer & Gouda Relay wetsuited 3:59:20.1
15 Julie Newton no wetsuit (34) 4:14:48.7
16 Pink Pussies Relay wetsuited 4:23:23.8
17 Jack Yim no wetsuit (25) 4:40:02.7
18 Aidan O’Herlihy no wetsuit (38) 4:42:49.6
19 Maydan Relay 4:47:21.8
DNF Robert Petty Relay

Relay Category – wetsuited 30/30 – Female/Male
1 Nicole & Owen Relay 3:02:53.1

Relay Category – no wetsuit 30/30 – Female
1 Stingrays Relay 3:24:15.3

Relay Category – no wetsuit 50/50 – Male
1 The Unwanted Relay 3:33:33.8
2 Team AK Relay 3:54:06.6

Relay Category – wetsuited 30/30 – Female
1 Chicas Relay 3:03:48.1

Relay Category – wetsuited 30/30 – Male
1 Helix Bros. Relay 2:48:09.0
2 Thorley Boys Relay 2:56:54.9
3 Nimrod Wei And Alec Stuart Relay 3:45:57.3
4 Harzer & Gouda Relay 3:59:20.1
DNF Robert Petty Relay

Relay Category – wetsuited 50/50 – Female
1 Pink Pussies Relay 4:23:23.8

Relay Category – wetsuited 50/50 – Male
1 Euro Dingo III Relay 3:24:24.4
2 Espresso Beach Boys Relay 3:33:56.1
3 Maydan Relay 4:47:21.8

Solo Category – no wetsuit – Female
1 Julie Newton (34) 4:14:48.7

Solo Category – no wetsuit – Male
1 Ned Denison (59) 3:52:25.9
2 Jack Yim (25) 4:40:02.7
3 Aidan O’Herlihy (38) 4:42:49.6

Solo Category – wetsuited – Male
1 Mark Stamper (45) 3:35:31.1
2 Ronald Thompson (48) 3:52:02.5

The 15 km marathon swimming race and the 1.5 km Cold Plunge event were co-organized by Ocean Recovery Alliance and Avra, an ocean lifestyle and event organisation company.



Cold Plunge Top 10 Results
1 Temana Short wetsuited (15) 19:15.3
2 Connor McGrath wetsuited (15) 22:52.2
3 Matthew Maury wetsuited (28) 22:56.3
4 Ethan McGrath no wetsuit (17) 22:59.3
5 Adrian McCarroll wetsuited (53) 27:05.8
6 Yin Yue Olivia Wong wetsuited (29) 27:56.5
7 Jessica McCarroll wetsuited (51) 28:21.7
8 Lily Sheary wetsuited (12) 28:59.6
9 Rebecca Gossage wetsuited (35) 29:16.8
10 Mai-Britt Alfheim wetsuited (34) 30:09.0

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