The 1951 Daily Mail Race Across The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The second edition of the Daily Mail race, was held in 1951.

After Hassan Abdel Rehim won the first edition in 1950, another Egyptian, 34-year-old Mareeh Hassan Hamad, won the race in 12 hours 12 minutes, just one minute over Frenchman Roger Le Morvan who placed second for the second consecutive year.

The results were as follows:

1. Mareeh Hassan Hamad (Egypt) 12:12
2. Roger Le Morvan (France) 12:13
3. Hassan Abdel Rehim (Egypt) – 12:25
4. Saied El Arabi (Egypt) 12:42
5. Brenda Fisher (England) 12:42 – First woman
6. Godfrey Chapman (England) 12:56
7. Winnie Roach (Canada) 13:25
8. Enriqueta Duarte (Argentina) 13:26
9. Lars Beril Warle (Sweden) 13:28
10. Raphael Morand (France) 13:45
11. Jenny James (Wales) 13:55
12. Jason Zirganos (Greece) 14:01
13. Jan Van Hemsbergen (Netherlands) 14:03
14. Sally Bauer (Sweden) 14:04
15. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina) 14:14
16. William E. (Ned) Barnie (Scotland) 15:01
17. Jenny Kammersgaard (Denmark) 15:38
18. Daniel Carpio (Peru) 23:05

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