Chad Ho Wins 2011 aQuellé Midmar Mile

Chad Ho Wins 2011 aQuellé Midmar Mile

Olympian Chad Ho is on a roll, both in his career and at the aQuellé Midmar Mile. After winning the 2010 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup series, he overcame an untypical slow start and won the 2011 aQuellé Midmar Mile.

After the 400-meter hot spot, Chad started to chip away at the lead and was leading by the mid-way point.

But Olympic silver and bronze medalist David Davies was charging hard and made Chad swim hard for his victory. They were both swimming at a furious pace, but on completely different lines to the finish. The 10K race that David won a few days ago may have taken some energy out of him, but Chad was “like a knife cutting through butter” commented Neville Smith. “He looked really good swimming strong through the [surface] chop.”

Chad held off David who was charging fast and won in front of an appreciative South African crowd for his second-straight victory at the prestigious Midmar Mile. Olympic gold medalist Penny Heynes interviews Chad immediately after his victory:

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Steven Munatones