International duo Nick Sloman and Kareena Lee won the main races of the 2019 Midmar Mile on Sunday.
Sloman claimed victory in the elite men’s event in 17:01, narrowly missing breaking the record of 17:00 set by Chad Ho. Second place went to Michael McGlynn (17:28) with Daniel Marais (17:29) in third.
Victory in the elite ladies’ event went to Australian Lee in 18:21, with South Africans Michelle Weber and Samantha Randle taking the second and third spots.
This year marked the 46th edition of the world’s largest open water swim and once again saw swimmers from across the globe stream to the Midmar Dam outside Pietermaritzburg for two days of competition.