Tag: Penny Heyns

The Enormity Of It All

Not only is it a spectacle to see over 15,000 swimmers arrive from all over South Africa and the globe gather at the aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa, but it is also a wonder to observe the small army of staff and volunteers who help put the world’s largest competitive open water swimming event together. From massive check-in tents manned by hundreds of

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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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