From Cold Canada And California To Tropical Hawaii

From Cold Canada And California To Tropical Hawaii

After competing in the world championships in Canada and winning the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Quebec and the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in California, 2005 world 10K champion Chip Peterson is racing today in Hawaii with the Tiburon Milers in the 9.6-mile Maui Channel Swim against some fierce Australian and Russian rivals.

On Monday, he will then head to Oahu for the 41st annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim taking on some of the best from 23 American states and 8 countries.

While defending champion Trent Grimsey of Australia out sick, the men’s field is wide open for a new champion. But Luana Rowe of Australia is looking for a three-peat on the women’s side. With the possibility for some favorable ocean currents, Luana may have a shot at the 1995 record of Lisa Hazen of 45:33. The men’ record was also set in 1995 by Daniel McLellan in 42:13.

Catch the stars, the masses and all the Hawaiian aloha online at Liveswim.net on September 6th.

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