Tag: Tom Allen

Caleb Hughes Wins Great North Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Caleb Hughes is swimming up the ranks. At last year's Great North Swim in Windermere, England, he placed fifth. The 2013 European Junior Open Water Championships 5 km silver medalist is now swimming with the big boys. Today, he beat three-time winner Tom Allen and Ireland's Chris Bryan, both hardened

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Chad Ho Attempts Pick Six In Midmar

Courtesy of Hudah Levendall of Speedo South Africa. Upper photo courtesy of Darren Goddard. Lower photo courtesy of Avril Reeves. Speedo’s Chad Ho will attempt to make history at the world’s largest competitive open water swim, the aQuellé Midmar Mile, near Pietermaritzburg, South Africa this weekend. The 23-year-old Olympian has won the men’s crown for

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Tom Allen Takes 5K At Great North Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tom Allen won the Great North Swim 5 km race held in Windermere this weekend over a slew of international competitors including Chris Bryan of Ireland and Christian Reichert of Germany. The official results: 1. Tom Allen 54:10 2. Chris Bryan 54:20 3. Christian Reichert 54:20 4. Mark Deans 54:21 5. Caler

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Stiff Competition In Domestic Open Waters

With only 25 berths available in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, there are domestic battles before elite athletes can face their international rivals. Back before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the competitive rivalry between the Mexican swimmers literally came down to the last stroke during the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualifier. It was heartbreaking to miss

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Great Scott With Tom And Christine

Tom Allen and Christine Jennings are picking up confidence, steam and motivation as they head into the Olympic year with earned hard-fought victories in the annual British Gas Great Scottish Swim in Strathclyde Park.Christine and Olympian Jana Pechanova of the Czech Republic swapped lead positions until Christian edged Jana at the end in 18:06:11 with other

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