Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lough Erne Irish Championships

Martin Cullen, Race Director, reported of a dry and sunny day at the Lough Erne Irish Championships until the early afternoon when "bits of rain" started to fall (see photo).

29-year-old Lisa Broadfield of Bremerton, Washington (USA, shown leading the race above) won the 17K race in Lough Erne, Fermanagh in 3 hours and 49 minutes, the third fastest time in the history of the event.

Simon Lee of the UK finished second in 4 hours and 2 minutes followed by 16-year-old Owen O'Keefe of Ireland. Doing a version of Michael Phelps, Kathryn Mason of the UK completed the swim in 6 hours doing butterfly.

The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association also concurrently held its inaugural 10K event which saw Rachel Doyle, Eoin McDonald and Sharon Patterson finishing in fast times.

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