Neither Covid nor choppy waves could stop Gail Bristow from doing her 48th Midmar Mile

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Veteran swimmer Gail Bristow completed the aQuellé Virtual Midmar Mile at the dam this year, maintaining her personal record of being at every Midmar Mile since 1974.
Veteran swimmer Gail Bristow completed the aQuellé Virtual Midmar Mile at the dam this year, maintaining her personal record of being at every Midmar Mile since 1974.
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The virtual aQuellé Midmar Mile came to an end over the weekend and, while there have been numerous challenges linked to Covid-19, organisers are pleased with the outcome of the event.

Elite women’s and men’s races were held a week earlier, with Olympian Michelle Weber and defending champion Michael McGlynn emerging as the winners.

This was before other swimmers completed the 8- and 16-mile events last Thursday and Friday to raise over R1 million for various charities.

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