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Aqua Sphere Powered Long Swim Series - Race 4, Dorney Lake
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Posted on: Thursday 10th September 2009

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Impressively fast times were again the order of the day at the fourth and final event in the 2009 Aqua Sphere Powered Long Swim Series. Held last Sunday at Dorney Lake, the series closed magnificently with an exciting neck-and-neck finish. Launched this year, this new series has now been acclaimed as one of the must-do swim events of the calendar.

The swim distance is the same as the official Ironman distance of 3.8km and has produced keen competition and fast times throughout its series. The location of Dorney Lake proved no different with the men's winner James Gibson finishing in an impressive time of 44 minutes 16 seconds. The leading lady was Nicola Latty who finished in an equally impressive 48 minutes 58 seconds.

Making the most of the ideal open water swimming conditions, Gibson was one of a handful of swimmers to make an early break away from the group. By the second lap of the three lap swim, Gibson and eventual second-place competitor, Robert Bowies, had further increased the pace and distance from their chasers. Exiting the water almost simultaneously, Gibson dug deep and managed to squeeze ahead on the run up to the finish. Second place Bowies finished with a time of 44.23. Second place in the womens's went to junior swimmer Nicola Baddely in 49 mins 53 secs. Joanna Swallow was third in 50 mins 10 secs.

SERIES WINNERS: Peter Dixon and Sally Poll were rewarded for their consistently superb performances over the series and each came away with a fantastic kit sponsorship deal from Aqua Sphere as overall series winners. Well done to one and all. See you next year!

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