Craig And Roses In aQuellé Midmar Mile
Visiting American swimmers Lexie Kelly, Craig Dietz, and Ashley Twichell were busy swimming back and forth across the Midmar Dam at today’s opening day at the 44th aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Dietz was on his way to complete in the 8-mile Club while Kelly was working her way to the 16-mile Club and Twichell was getting in a few mile heats before tomorrow’s elite women’s race.
The Top 10 disabled athletes in today’s race included:
1 Tyrone Kruger 20:34
2 Craig Groenewald 20:59
3 Eric Le Roux 21:17
4 Cameron Pennell 21:20
5 Gary Albertyn 22:15
6 Terry Heller 22:15
7 Branden Willows 22:39
8 Aaron Putz 22:55
9 Samantha Van Veyeren 23:00
10 Tony Shuttleworth 23:03
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