Thanks to all of the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swimmers for a great, and record-breaking day on Saturday, with the ocean giving us a big thank-you with the weather for helping to take care of it.
Many thanks to Lifeproof, Siagle, The Eclipse Group, AVRA, and High 5 for sponsoring the prizes, and Ocean Recovery Alliance to organizing the event with AVRA. Special thanks to our support paddlers: John, Chris, Nick, Ray, Flo, Freddie and Jerry. And a huge thanks to our volunteers: Kat, Polina, Jacob, Edith, Coach Moi and Andy.
Congratulations to Singha Chau, whose 3:04:31 set a new course record for the Men’s Solo Wetsuited and Buoyant, and the entire field. Also, a new record of 4:47:40 was set by Edie Hu, the first woman ever completed the Cold Half Solo, and also without a wetsuit. Attila Manyoki took the Men’s Solo Naturally Ocean 1st place with 4:26:03.
Sam Thorley & Ethan McGrath swam an impressive 3:08:31, winning the Men’s Relay 30/30 Wetsuited record by nearly 30mins. Nicole Evanz & Owen Henderson came first and with a new record for Mixed Relay 30/30 with wetsuit, 3:13:52. Jemima Ridley and Anneka Styles came first in the Women’s Relay Half/Half Wetsuited with 3:23:46 and broke their own 2015 record.
Doug Woo & Scott Day set a new record for the Men’s Relay Half/Half Wetsuited with 3:32:29; and a new record of 3:41:29 of Men’s Relay Half/Half without wetsuits by Shane Davis & Jeff Faiola. Alwyn Li & Kenniz Ng won the Men’s Relay 30/30 without wetsuits and set a new record of 4:10:14. Christina Pazos & Fredric Liljestroem also set a new record for Mixed Relay Half/Half with wetsuit with 3:27:43.
The Cold Half is in SCMP too: http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1907547/hong-kongs-singha-chau-speeds-past-rivals-become-youngest-complete
Included are the full results. Great work everyone! We will have some great photos too, thanks to Cow Lau, which we will forward shortly one he finishes editing (some are posted now).
We hope you all liked the Predictwind tracking system too, and have had a chance to look at it after the race:http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/OWA