Chad Ho and Ashley Twichell won the Cape Mile at the Eikenhof Dam today.
The elite men’s race came down to a nail biting sprint finish between Ho and Chip Peterson.
“I really wanted to have a good race and impress today. I knew that it would be fast. I just kept an eye out and stuck with Chip,” said Ho.
He claimed gold in 17:48 with Peterson in second and Danie Marais in third.
Crossing the finish line in an overall fifth place on the day, Twichell’s finishing time of 18:19 secured her the top spot in the elite women’s race.
“The first straight section was tough. I couldn’t really see who was in front of me. I just followed the splashes. Once we made our first turn the visibility got better and I got into a grove,” said Twichell.
Michelle Weber came in second, while Carmen Le Roux finished third.
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