Danie Marais Defeats Ho At Sanlam Cape Mile

Danie Marais Defeats Ho At Sanlam Cape Mile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Speedo’s Danie Marais had what it took to stand on a top the podium at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile swim, near Cape Town, South Africa.

The 22-year-old Marais finished in 17:41, a second ahead of Brown in 17:40 with the King of Midmar Mile Ho a very surprising third in 17:44 at Eikenhoff Dam, Grabouw.

The trio of South African stars were neck-and-neck throughout the 1.6 km route, but it was Marais who turned the tables on Ho, the 6-time Midmar Mile winner. Marias said, “I am thrilled to have won the first ever Sanlam Cape Mile. It was a tight race and congratulations to Myles and Chad who pushed me all the way.”

Michelle Weber won the women’s division in 18:48 followed by Carmen Le Roux.

Speedo South Africa President Stuart Hopwood commented, “The event was incredibly well organised and a welcome addition to South Africa’s open water swim calendar. We’re incredibly proud of Danie and Chad and we congratulate [the 1,000+ swimmers] who took part.

Men’s Top 10 Results:
1. Danie Marais 17:41
2. Myles Brown 17:42
3. Chad Ho 17:44
4. Rudolf Visser 18:44
5. Theo Blignaut 20:44
6. Anthony Pearse 21:13
7. Janos Dylan 21:35
8. Bradley Weiss 21:53
9. Stuart Marais 22:36
10. Conrad Stoltz 22:44

Women’s Top 10 Results:
1. Michelle Weber 18:48
2. Carmon Le Roux 19:09
3. Charlise Oberholzer 19:37
4. Nina Nichols 21:05
5. Michelle Vlasakova 21:07
6. Tarryn Stanford 21:07
7. Flora Duffy 21:48
8. Robyn Williams 22:38
9. Lize Van Staden 24:52
10. Danielle Gouws 27:05

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