Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Famers Achieve Australian Triple Crown
Courtesy of Christopher Guesdon, Tasmania, Australia.
Three Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Famers have achieved the Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming.
Christopher Guesdon reports, “Lynton Mortensen, Anna Strachan and Emma Radford continued their prestigious swimming careers when they conquered the Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming, the Blue Ribbon event of swimming in Australia.
When Swimming Australia decided to remove the 25K championship from its swimming program in 2010, those thousands of open water swimmers from around the country who wanted to swim long distances decided to swim races and solo events. These were set up by the numerous organizations that sprang up all over the country. These organizations are not affiliated with the national swimming body which is predominately a pool swimming body.
From this beginning, a principal major event of status and stature for marathon swimming and swimmers arrived, the Triple Crown. The ‘Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming’ is an event that includes three events across the country, a river swim, an ocean swim and a channel swim which tests the best of swimmers as all are difficult and completely different in their own way.”
Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming:
- 34 km Derwent River Big Swim in Tasmania
- 25 km Port to Pub Ultra Marathon from Fremantle to Rottnest Island in Western Australia
- 27 km Palm Beach to Shelley Beach Marathon Swim in New South Wales.
Since Christopher Guesdon and Sue Guesdon re-launched the Australian Triple Crown on February 4th 2020, seven swimmers have been crowned:
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