Luke Richards Completes The Australian Triple Crown
The Australian Triple Crown is a three-part solo marathon swim series that includes three solo, non-assisted completions of the 25 km Port to Pub Ultra Marathon from Fremantle to Rottnest Island in Western Australia, the 34 km The Big Swim – Derwent River Marathon in Tasmania, and the 27 km Palm Beach to Shelley Beach Marathon Swim in New South Wales.
Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming co-creator Christopher Guesdon announced, “Ross Youngman and Luke Richards both completed their third swim of the challenge at the April 17th Palm Beach to Shelley Beach event.”
- on 20 March 2021 with a 9 hour 7 minute completion of the 34 km Derwent River Big Swim
- on 16 March 2021 with a 10 hour 21 minute completion of the 25 km Port to Pub Ultra Marathon
- on 17 April 2021 with an 8 hour 12 minute completion of the 27 km Palm Beach to Shelley Beach Marathon Swim
Richards wrote, “I did not do this alone to every swim. I have had a crew to support me. Today it was Craig Turton and Samuel Goodwin-Dorning as well as our kayakers Micheal and Tanya. [Thanks] to Matt Atkin and Paydon, the family whose businesses made these swims possible. Finally, my family. My beautiful wife who backs me 100%, my boys whose love fuels me. My parents and parents-in-law.”
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