Michael McGlynn Dominates aQuellé Midmar Mile

Courtesy of Lexie Kelly, Midmar Dam, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Since 2008 at the age of 17, two-time Olympian Chad Ho has finished in the top 10 in the men’s elite aQuellé Midmar Mile race every year, including his victorious run of seven Midmar Mile titles between 2010 and 2016.

But Durban-based 20-year-old Michael McGlynn was not to be denied this year in the mile race across the Midmar Dam. Last year, McGlynn finished second, but he absolutely dominated this race, winning by 36 seconds over Ho and Henré Louw.

McGlynn’s victory was not necessarily an upset, but the gap between the top three swimmers was a bit unexpected. McGlynn tore through the hot spots to a clear victory, the fastest time among over 11,500 participants.

Elite Top 25 Male Results:
1. Michael McGlynn 18:26
2. Chad Ho 19:02
3. Henré Louw 19:07
4. Danie Marais 19:23
5. Byron Kimber 19:29
6. Chris McGlynn 19:30
7. Connor Robert Buck 19:33
8. Bailey Hairsine 19:52
9. Matthew Sates 20:14
10. Luca Holtzhausen 20:14
11. Connor Albertyn 20:15
12. Ashley Hogg 20:16
13. Dylan Wright 20:19
14. Matthew Randle 20:25
15. Cameron Pennell 20:26
16. Joshua Ashley 20:28
17. Brendan Casey 20:29
18. Aiden Petersen 20:32
19. Guy Brooks 21:04
20. Muhammad Adam 21:35
21. Reino von Wielligh 21:36
22. Arno Gauch 21:36
23. Ross Paterson 21:38
24. Leshen Aniston Pillay 21:52
25. Nathan Kleyn 21:58

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