From Down Under, The Aussies Are On Top In New York

Dr. Rondi Davies broke Shelley Taylor-Smith’s long-held (since 1995) solo swim record around Manhattan Island of 5:45:25 when she finished in 5:44:47 this even.

However, ten minutes later due to the staggered start at the Manhattan Island Match Race and Record Attempt, Ollie Wilkinson came broke Rondi’s short-lived record when officials clocked him in 5:44:02 at the 103rd Street finish.

Australia is definitely the tie that binds. Ollie Wilkinson is from Melbourne, while Rondi was educated in Sydney, and Shelley is a native of Perth.

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Steven Munatones