Dan Abel smashes Big Ruby record

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Christchurch marathon swimmer Dan Abel smashed The Big Ruby swim record in Wanaka on Satur­day, charg­ing around the pic­turesque 3.8km course in 49:45.

The pre­vi­ous record for twice around Ruby Is­land was 51:39, set by Wanaka’s Mark Cock­roft last year.

Among the 307 swim­mers rac­ing a range of dis­tances were Par­a­lympians Cameron Les­lie, of Whangarei, and Wanaka’s Hamish McLean.

They took part in a 600m dash to Ruby Is­land from Wa­ter­fall Creek.

Wanaka teenager, Emily Heath, 13, won the women’s 3.8km race in 59:24 and was 11th over­all.

The 2.5km race - once around Ruby Is­land - was won by Natasha Flude, Wanaka (34:17) and Flynn Sin­clair, In­ver­cargill (30.49).

Go on­line to swim­ruby­is­land.co.nz or check out Facebook.

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Corey Peters with his sil­ver medal at the World Para Alpine Ski­ing cham­pi­onships in Italy.

DAN ABEL

Dan Abel, left, Anna Mar­shall and Mike Cochrane.

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