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Borne excells in Proud to Play ocean race

Sat 13 Feb 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The Proud to Play ocean swim race competitors and supporters (Pic: GayZN.com/Andrea) Team Auckland Master Swimmers star Cynthia Borne has excelled in the Proud to Play ocean swim race this morning, taking the 1.6km women's first place medal and second place over all in the Bean Rock Ocean Swim of which the Proud to Play event was a part. A proud Cynthia Bourne with her proud to Play winner's medal Borne swam the distance on Auckland's Waitemata harbour in 28minutes and 2 seconds, finishing just ahead of fellow Proud to Play competitors Megan McLachlan of Australia (33:06) and Kiwi Barbara Wilkinson (40:05). In the 1.6km men's Proud to Play race Jeremy Clarke (26.48) was first followed by Kiwi David Frost 27:45) and Australian Nick Westaway (29.30). The USA, Australia and New Zealand took the honours in that order in the proud to Play men's full-length 3.2km race with Kevin Donlan finishing in 45:48, Masaki Shibata in 46.04 and Kooni Mahelone in 48:48. Elizabeth Anderson won the 3.2km women's race. The race was held at Auckland's Mission Bay in perfect conditions with a light breeze and fine, warm weather.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News

First published: Saturday, 13th February 2016 - 4:57pm

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