Tag: Cold Standard

The Cold Hard Facts Of Swimming Straight

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With official's boats looking on and kayakers alongside, no participants took the same line at the 3rd annual 14 km Cold Half marathon swim in Hong Kong. Race director Doug Woodring tracked each of the 35 athletes from China, the UK, Thailand, the United States and Hong Kong in the Cold Half - the results

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Doubling Up In Hong Kong

As a complementary race to the 14.5 km Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim held in October in Hong Kong, race director Doug Woodring started the 15 km Cold Half in February when the water temperature drops. This year, in order to make the travel to Hong Kong even more enticing for international swimmers, he is adding The Five, a new 5 km race on October

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Cold Half To Become A Cold Standard

"The 15 km Cold Half in Hong Kong was a great race," reported event director Doug Woodring. "There was lots of wind and chop in the upwind leg, making it the most difficult 2.5 km. The swells below the satellites did not fail to keep people focused as the waves bounced off the rock walls creating a huge washing machine effect. But the highlight was a

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