How Special Is The Midmar Mile?

How Special Is The Midmar Mile?

The Midmar Mile is the largest competitive open water swim in the world, attracting athletes of every age, ability and background.

There were Special Olympics athletes from all around South Africa who participated in this year’s event in Pietermaritzburg. With South African-born Keri-Anne Payne and local hero Chad Ho winning the prestigious event, the 65 Special Olympics swimmers each emerged victorious.

The athletes included Aaron Putz, Andrew Shelton, Annemarie Flemming, Avron Manchest, Brodie Eddie, Bruce Abbey, Sunfield Howick, Carol Mileham, Cathy Groenewald, Charles Phillips, Claudine Dreyer, Cornelia Fowler, Craig Groenewald, Cristelle Kriel, Daniel Tucker, David Coates, David Hall, Dot Smith, Elburg Franklin, Ghyrodien Bright, Henry Liversage, Jacques Nel, Jacqueline Troxler, Jennifer Higgins, Johan Noordman, Joshua Granville, Justin Johnson, Karl Fouche, Karl Hebbelmann, Keith Pennington, Kellee Greig, Kim Waller, Leanette Nortjie, Leanne Jelf, Leanne Sterrenberg, Lourette Seyffert, Lukholo Mahlutsana, Mark de Beer, Martina Mkhusehli, Martyn Groenewald, Michael Smith, Mishark Malusi, Nadia Venter, Neil Hasswell, Neil Louw, Noel Lewendal, Ntunja Sanele, Peter Lundy, Piwa Gumede, Raymond de Freitas, Rentia Oosterhysen, Ruby Kirsh, Sandile Shezi, Sarah Buwalda, Sean O Neill, Sherwin Afrikaner, Sipho Mjoka, Sphe Zama, Sphesihle Mkhize, Stephan Vorster, Stephen Venter, Tim da Chamoy, Tyron Rademeyer, Valentino Vergontine, Viviennie Maier, and Yvonne Smith.

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