18-year-old Kane Radford of New Zealand will reportedly compete in the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship 10K race in Guam on January 12th, 2009.
Kane will showcase his talents against other young up-and-comers from Australia, Canada and the U.S. in Guam's beautiful Tumon Bay.
Kane recently upset Trent Grimsey in New Zealand's largest open water swim, the Sovereign Harbour Crossing. This was a telling victory because Trent had earlier won the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the RCP Tiburon Mile and the Eyeline 1000 Noosa Ocean Swim this year.
Kane is preparing for the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship 10K race in Southern California with the famed distance training group at the Mission Viejo Nadadores under Bill Rose. "This is an amazing chance for me. To train with Bill Rose and his squad who focus on long-distance training is incredible."
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it will be a great race, possibly with some of the open water stars of the London 2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.
Lower photo shows Kane finishing first at the Sovereign Harbour Crossing. finish line.