Midmar race organisers offer an olive branch to Ezemvelo

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Swimmers at the start of the 2021 Midmar Mile yesterday maintaining social distance before their race.
Swimmers at the start of the 2021 Midmar Mile yesterday maintaining social distance before their race.
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The aQuellé Midmar Mile race director, Wayne Riddin, hopes the recent “squabble” between Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and event management has not caused lasting damage to the parties’ relationship.

Riddin and his team staged a very unusual Midmar Mile for just 40 elite swimmers taking part at the Midmar Dam in Howick yesterday with Michelle Weber and Michael McGlynn winning the women’s and men’s titles, respectively.

The race normally attracts more than 12 000 swimmers annually but other swimmers were forced to participate in the world’s largest open-water swim event “virtually” this year.

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