Tag: Cold Half

Julie Newton Wins Overall Cold Half

Julie Newton Wins Overall Cold Half Courtesy of Doug Woodring, Hong Kong. 36-year-old Julie Newton traveled from Singapore to brave the January weather and water in Hong Kong. She won the bioprene category (non-wetsuit) at the 15 km Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim from Stanley Main Beach to Deep Water Bay Beach for the second year in a row. The last

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Cold Half Is A Hot Topic In Hong Kong

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "It was a great day [at the Cold Half in Hong Kong]," reported race director Doug Woodring. "We enjoyed incredibly good weather given that there was ice on the hills here last weekend for the first time in over 70 years. The course was fast with relatively little wind, waves or currents." The athletes

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Hungarian Headlines Hong Kong

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On January 30th, Attila Mányoki, record holder of the Molokai Channel, will headline a group of 30 marathon swimmers at the 4th Cold Half in Hong Kong from Stanley to Deep Water Bay. Hungary's Mányoki is en route to achieving Ocean Seven and adding to his 200+ open water swimming competitions completed

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2015 Cold Half

Courtesy of Open Water Asia, Hong Kong. The 9th annual Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim will be held on October 10th in Hong Kong. The course offers 15 km of waves and wind. The event is primarily a 5-person relay event, but it is also open to soloists in for a challenge that must be accomplished within 6 hours. For more information and registration,

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Blue Skins Swimming, Sylvia

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 44-year-old Sylvia Marino is a technology consultant from Mill Valley, California. After starting up swimming in her 30s, she has been swimming all over the world, from Utah to Boston, from Alcatraz to the English Channel, from Croatia to Turkey, always in skins. We asked her what got her started and what

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