Tag: Andrew Martens

Open Water Swimming From The Air

Aerial video footage of the 2012 aQuellé Midmar Mile was taken by RC Helicam's quadcopter outfitted with a GoPro and specialty lens to reduce fisheye distortion. The footage of the start and finish of the world's large competitive open water swim was taken by the helicam pilot. Owner-operator Andrew Martens stood onshore with video glasses that allowed him

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Midmar Mile After Mile After Mile

"To give you a feeling for the size of the Midmar Mile, typically we pull out about 600 people," said Byron Dillon who has volunteered and participated in 30 of the 39 Midmar Mile events in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The scale of the event is almost unimaginable ... ...yet from the individual swimmer's

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