Steelcase Dragon Run: The Year of the McGregor

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Hank McGregor (Aus), Tim Jacobs (Aus), Michael Booth (Aus) Hank McGregor (Aus), Tim Jacobs (Aus), Michael Booth (Aus)

 Michael Booth is a small man with big muscles, an infectious smile, and a mop of blond hair piled in a floppy top knot:  part Popeye, part Eveready Bunny, part stylish Samurai. Just one kilometer into the 23-kilometer Steelcase Dragon Run, the 22-year-old Ironman from Surfers Paradise  glanced right -- all clear.  To his left, nothing but brackish chop.

"Holy shit," he thought, pre-race nerves supplanted by an adrenaline rush. "I'm leading!"

In his four previous Dragon Runs, "Boothy" had cracked the top 10 three times (two 10ths and a ninth) -- solid as a week-old dumpling in such a decorated field, but still a far cry from the podium. "It was the first time I'd ever led a race," he said. "I was more surprised than anyone else."

Michael Booth

Boothy heads to the front of the pack

Podium Slayers

By my estimation, there were seven men with a solid shot to slay the dragon and, no, the Boothmeister was not on my list. Based on past results, recent form, conditions on race day, and who insulted me least during the week, my top four included: Tim Jacobs, the man in Hong Kong the last two years, three-time Dragon winner Dawid Mocke (2007, '08, '10), Hank McGregor, the current World Marathon champ, and ICF World Surfski Championship winner Sean Rice. Three of those were your podium, I figured, with Matt Bouman, Jasper Mocke and Jezza Cotter the next most likely gate crashers. Add East London's Steve Woods, Hawaii's (by way of Hungary) Zsolt Szadovzski, Aussie Olympic K4 Gold medalist David Smith (he of the Olympic rings tattoo), Sydney's Mark Anderson, Perth's Dean Beament, and frisky Capies Craig Flanagan and Kyle Friedenstein and you had 15 hungry dogs vying for a spot at a table that seats just 10.

Game On

Now in its seventh year, the Dragon Run features three distinct legs -- or four if you count the steep concrete steps you descend with your ski on your shoulder en route to the sheltered beach in Clear Water Bay. The race starts with a 7-km slog into the wind. After threading through a cut in the Nine Pins island group, paddlers head downwind for 11 km in the South China Sea, and finish with  a 5-km stretch through a bay to Stanley.

Dragon Run Course

Lined up outside the shark nets that were installed after three fatal attacks in 1995, the field of 150 strong was already surging when the starter's horn sounded with two sharp blasts. Hammering past Steep Island at 15 kph, the leaders pushed into the port-side chop blowing off the ocean. Afterwards, Matt Bouman called the early pace "pedestrian," amended it to "sensible" and then added, "well, it wasn't stupid!" As the jagged profile of the volcanic islands known as the Ninepins came into focus, Jasper Mocke surged to the front, ahead of Michael Booth. Then he was joined by older brother Dawid and Jeremy Cotter and the four jockeyed for the lead.

Hank McGregor

Hank McGregor and Matt Bouman chasing the lead pack

Booth had found his foray up front intoxicating. After three-and-a-half months of training for the Coolangatta Gold, where he finished 6th, the young Ironman had a huge base. But in the month following that four-hour enduro-fest he'd done only "patchy" training, much of it in a K1, and he wasn't sure he was in form...until now. Seven kilometers into the race, he returned to the lead. Exiting the narrow rocky cut in the southern-most Ninepins, he made a wide right-hand turn into the lumpy South China Sea and thought, 'This is now your race to lose. You're in front, just give it heaps!'"

To Sprint or Not to Sprint

Slightly behind and inside of Booth, a pack of four -- Cotter, McGregor, Jacobs, and Dawid Mocke -- took stock of the 11-km stretch of open water en route to the Kissing Whales, the hulking humpbacked islands hovering in the distance. Earlier in the week, the fallout from the typhoon that devastated the Philippines had bought dark clouds, strong wind, rain, hothouse humidity, and a fractured swell that made you happy to have a stout leg leash. Steve Woods, back in South Africa after two years in Thailand, called the massive swell "lekker." But by Saturday morning, race day, the northeast wind had dwindled to a modest 10 knots. The swell still had some tooth and there were runs to be had, but they came with a price. As Dawid Mocke said later: "It took a special kind of burn to catch a run."  

Last year, Hank McGregor finished fourth in Hong Kong, calling the last 5K "the longest in my life." This year, he made a conscious effort not to go out too hard. "Nothing heroic," he said of his effort up to the Ninepins. Instead he marked two-time defending champ Tim Jacobs, intent on maintaining contact with the boys up front. Eight kilometers into the race, he eyed Booth just ahead and went to work. Ten minutes later he passed within inches of Booth, impassive as a Buckingham Palace guard. Glancing back over his shoulder, Hank saw TJ and  Cotter on his line. But Dawid Mocke, by his side through Ninepins, was losing ground.

"All good," he thought.

Hank McGregor

Hank McGregor powers through the chop reflected off the Kissing Whales

After a deflating seventh-place finish at the ICF World Surf Ski Champs in Portugal, McGregor switched skis (from the "faster" Glide to the "more stable" Elite), changed his training and tweaked his technique, employing a more "economical and efficient" flat water style. Between Portugal and Hong Kong, the 35-year-old from Durban won his third World Marathon title in Copenhagen, followed by three consecutive wins at major river races in South Africa -- the last two with K2 partner Jasper Mocke.

At the 2012 World Marathon Championship in Rome, McGregor paddled with a confidence that bordered on arrogance, surging indiscriminately for little tactical advantage. At the final portage he made a reckless mistake and finished third before ultimately being DQed for fouling on a portage, a decision he disputes. A year later in Denmark, McGregor was patient, "economical," and ruthlessly efficient, and it paid off. Here in the South China Sea, he said, "I aimed to simulate the same thing." Describing his push to the front in Hong Kong, he said: "It was a controlled, calculated move. I didn't try and catch too many runs."

As the hour mark drew near, Hank stayed steady and "everyone started falling back". Everyone, that is except Tim Jacobs. Ticking along in his short, shiny lemon-colored ski at 14.5 kph, TJ passed Cotter and, soon after, eased alongside Booth -- passing with nary a nod. Said Booth: "I hung on Tim's tail for about 15 minutes until he caught one runner too many and moved ahead."

Now it was down to two: McGregor vs. Jacobs.

Hank leads the pack

McGregor pulls away from Tim Jacobs and Michael Booth 

Hard Man vs. The Machine

At Molokai in 2009, McGregor and Clint Robinson, fresh off his dominating win at the Perth Doctor, paddled side by side for more than two hours at an insane pace. When Robinson succumbed to cramps, Jacobs was a distant third. Paddling alone, on the millpond-flat Ka'iwi Channel, the hard man from Sydney marched forward like Father Time, drawing to within 100 meters before Hank skipped away in the last 3K.

Over the last decade, no other Aussie has won more international ski races than Jacobs. Whether he's winning big races in Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong, or racing at the community pool, you can count on two things from the droll father of four. First, he's going to tear the ass out of any comic opportunity. (Contrary to what he says, his mother and father were neither Jewish nor convicts. Or where they?) Second: Leading early in a race matters not at all to the 36-year-old kayak coach. Finishing strong, however, is his trademark, born of hard work, maturity and will. 

A year younger than Jacobs, McGregor has the same number of wives, four fewer children, and nearly as many titles as a dragon has scales. In 2011, for example, he started 61 races and won 58, including the World Marathon Championship and Dusi Canoe Marathon. (Think about how hard it is to start that many events in a year, let alone win all but three.) Overall, he's won three World Marathon titles -- four if you count his junior world title in 1996. Seventeen years later, the man local sportswriters refer to as "Hank the Tank" or "The Machine" has won more races in more disciplines than any paddler in South Africa. Ever.

They're Not Actually Kissing but they appear Amorous

Just outside the Kissing Whales, the swell grew steeper, the runs more pronounced and TJ, "making every stroke count," pulled within 50 meters of McGregor. "I was trying not to muscle my way onto the runs," he said. "I was getting tired and I didn't want to lose my flow."

With just 5K to go, Hank powered through the chop off the hulking rocks. "I kept the pace constant," he said. Fixing his gaze on his GPS, he began counting down the K's..."all the while waiting for the hunter" -- TJ -- "to come."


While the men's field at the Dragon Run was considerably smaller than at the ICF World Championship in Portugal in July, Cotter had skipped that race and Dawid Mocke had been sidelined at the 11th hour with a burst appendix, so it was arguable that the line-up in Hong Kong had more pop. Yes, we were missing Clint Robinson, Cory Hill, Grant Van der Walt and Sam Norton, but with those and a few other exceptions you had a virtual Who's Who of the world's best ski paddlers vying for a lion's share of the $20,000 purse. The tussle at the top made for an exciting race but the aspect that interested me more was the niggling difference between the winner and, say, the paddler who finished eighth.

After a week of hanging with the mob and a few too many post-race beers, I devised a multi-faceted if moronic formula: Elite Paddler + form on the day + Shit Happens + a few additional coefficients (mental & physical health, lapses in concentration, course management, choice of ski, conditions, stray boat wash) = Podium vs. Pissed Off. 

Consider Sean Rice's race in Hong Kong. In April he won the SA National K2 title with Sean Rubenstein; he won the EuroChallenge in Spain, finished second at Molokai to Clint Robinson, won the ICF Worlds in Portugal; US Surf Ski Champs in San Francisco and was third at the World Marathon Champs (K2) in Copenhagen. Stellar stuff. By the end of September, the 24-year-old from Cape Town returned home from coaching in Israel and faced three weeks of "pure hell" -- house-bound, studying for exams. Over-burdened and under-trained, he didn't have his A game in Hong Kong. "You have to pick your fights," he said.

Sean Rice

Sean Rice - winning the 2013 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Portugal

What about Matt Bouman? Fourth at the ICF World Champs in Portugal, he's been second at the Durban World Cup more times than he cares to recount. Brilliant downwind, fast as a flying fish on flat water, he's always up front...until the finish line. Last year in Hong Kong, Bouman cruised through Ninepins with the leaders, but took a terrible line out to sea and faded to eighth. Leading up to the race, Matt and I talked a lot, heady conversations on topics I knew little about -- quarks and proteins, to name two -- and on some I was far more familiar with: defeat, managing self-inflicted pressure, finding a balance between anger, fear and calm. A thoughtful man intent of exorcising the demons that tend to derail him, I was hoping he'd have a breakout race. Bouman finished 22 minutes before I did. When I shuffled up to the Sea School where the awards were held, the big man was sitting on the hot tar playground. Ultimately, he summed up his race this way: "It boils down to who's trained the most -- not just in the last month but since birth. Today's results were honest," he said. "An honest reflection of who did what work."

Matt Bouman

Matt Bouman

Three-time Dragon Run champ Dawid Mocke paddled "flatstick" and finished sixth. Despite a most difficult year -- the death of his father, a burst appendix, and closing his paddle shop in Cape Town -- he'd showed up fit enough to average 13.9 kph but lacked that "special intensity" to hang with Hank and TJ. He claimed that he was content. "I couldn't ask my body for more." But he quickly added that his result was "intensely frustrating." His conclusion: "I just have to train harder as the bar has been lifted once again." Jasper Mocke, who passed Bouman and his older brother on the home stretch, finished fifth. Jeremy Cotter, the former professional Ocean Ironman with four top-three finishes here, now has two kids and a full-time job. In the months leading up to the Dragon Run, Cotter had been training with his old-roommate Nathan Baggaley. In 2005 the two-time Olympic Silver medalist failed a drug test for using PED's. After his second arrest in 2007 for manufacturing and dealing ecstasy, he spent five years in prison. Since his release in 2011, Bags had worked himself into shape. "He was fit and flying," Cotter said of his troubled mate. "He was a great training partner." On Friday, Bags told him, 'See you tomorrow mate!' with no hint, incredibly, that he was about to be arrested again on charges of manufacturing and dealing. "It's a weird feeling," Cotter said, "almost like a death." Cotter finished just 13 seconds behind Booth. "I still want to have a go," he said, "but I'm at a different stage now." Booth, suddenly two grand richer, was ecstatic. "I was down to my last 100 bucks," he said, smiling. TJ was satisfied. After equivocating about how much longer he'd like to race, he made a point to praise Hank. "Hank dictated the pace and dominated," he said. "I've been waiting for him to put it all together here."

Jasper Mocke

Jasper Mocke dicing with Michael Booth early in the race

Street Cred

When I finally found Hank, he was sitting alone in the gymnasium, hunched over a mound of gooey lasagna. After racing around the world for the past two decades, only two surf ski titles of note have eluded him -- the Dubai Shamaal and the Steelcase Dragon Run. "The top 10 paddlers in the world are all so close," he said. "The guy who wins is usually the guy who wants it the most and is able to put it together on the day."

 Finally, in his fourth attempt, he'd have his name etched on the hefty trophy featuring an ornate snarling golden serpent. But it wasn't just that he'd won $5,000 and set a course record (1 hr. 32 min. 18 seconds) on a day with a modest tail wind. It was how he won: patiently, racing within himself. "I won with my mind," he said. Sweeter still, it seemed, was the exchange he had with Tim Jacobs after the race. Said Hank: "I told him that I kept waiting for him to come back, but TJ said 'Today you owned it!'"

His smile spoke volumes. "We all love to fight and win," he said, "but ultimately we're searching for credibility. When you earn the recognition from your fellow paddlers, you can't ask for more."

Hank McGregor

Hank McGregor - 2013 Steelcase Dragon Run Champion

In the women's race, Hong Kong resident Camille de Carmejane, a personal trainer by way of France, finished first (2:04:17); Anna Mathisen (2:05:10), a Life Coach who hangs her hat in Hawaii and Hong Kong, was second, and another local (by way of New Jersey) Lara Wozniak was third (2:06:41).

The first local male was Rene Appel. Rene, who works as Hong Kong's Olympic wind surfing coach, finished 17th overall. 


NameCountryDivisionOverall PlaceTimeModelCategory Place
Hank McGregor ZAF SS1-MALE 1 01:32:18 Fenn-Elite  1st SS1-MAL
Tim Jacobs AUS SS1-MALE 2 01:33:02 Nelo - 560 Ski 2nd SS1-MAL
Michael Booth AUS SS1-MALE 3 01:33:59 Fenn-Elite Spark 3rd SS1-MAL
Jeremy Cotter AUS SS1-MALE 4 01:34:16 Fenn-Elite Glide 4th SS1-MAL
Jasper Mocke ZAF SS1-MALE 5 01:36:11 Fenn-Elite Glide 5th SS1-MAL
Dawid Mocke ZAF SS1-MALE 6 01:36:36 Fenn-Elite Glide 6th SS1-MAL
Matthew Bouman ZAF SS1-MALE 7 01:36:56 Epic-V14 7th SS1-MAL
Sean Rice ZAF SS1-MALE 8 01:37:33 Think - Uno Max 8th SS1-MAL
Mark anderson AUS SS1-MALE 9 01:39:35 Fenn-Elite Glide 9th SS1-MAL
David Smith AUS SS1-MALE 10 01:41:54 Nelo - 560 Ski 10th SS1-MAL
Steve Woods ZAF SS1-MALE 11 01:42:06 Epic-V10 11th SS1-MAL
zsolt Szadovszki USA SS1-MALE 12 01:43:56 Epic-V14 12th SS1-MAL
Kyle Michael Friedenstein ZAF SS1-MALE 13 01:46:34 Epic-V14 13th SS1-MAL
Craig Flanagan ZAF SS1-MALE 14 01:46:44 Allwave CX 14th SS1-MAL
Tyrell Impson / Walter Chalupsky ZAF SS2-OPEN 15 01:47:46 Epic-V10 Double 1st SS2-OPE
Dean Beament AUS SS1-MALE 16 01:50:10 Fenn-Elite Glide 15th SS1-MAL
Rene Appel HKG SS1-MALE 17 01:51:53 Epic-V14 16th SS1-MAL
Wes Hammer CAN SS1-MALE 18 01:52:40 Think - Ion 17th SS1-MAL
Jon Dingley ZAF SS1-MALE 19 01:53:05 Epic-V10 18th SS1-MAL
Jason Cunningham AUS SS1-MALE 20 01:53:22 Fenn-Elite Glide 19th SS1-MAL
Andrew Watts HKG SS1-MALE 21 01:53:47 Epic-V10L 20th SS1-MAL
Andrew Lawson HKG SS1-MALE 22 01:54:18 Think - Uno Max 21st SS1-MAL
Adam Fahey AUS SS1-MALE 23 01:54:42 Think - Ion 22nd SS1-MAL
Denes Szaszak HUN SS1-MALE 24 01:54:54 Epic-V10 23rd SS1-MAL
Olivier Goussaire FRA SS1-MALE 25 01:55:00 Epic-V8 24th SS1-MAL
Hitomu Onizuka JPN SS1-MALE 26 01:56:10 Think - Uno Max 25th SS1-MAL
Jake Hamstra HKG SS1-MALE 27 01:56:18 Fenn-Elite SL 26th SS1-MAL
Steve Taylor HKG SS1-MALE 28 01:56:56 Fenn-Swordfish 27th SS1-MAL
Akira Oonishi JPN SS1-MALE 29 01:57:00 Think - Evo 28th SS1-MAL
Ryan Butcher ZAF SS1-MALE 30 01:57:09 Epic-V14 29th SS1-MAL
Oscar Chalupsky / Andrew Van Hasselt ZAF SS2-OPEN 31 01:57:28 Epic-V10 Double 2nd SS2-OPE
Dean Hanmer AUS SS1-MALE 32 01:57:32 Fenn-Elite Glide 30th SS1-MAL
John Violett HKG SS1-MALE 33 01:58:13 Epic-V10 31st SS1-MAL
Uli Gwinner HKG SS1-MALE 34 01:58:21 Epic-V10 32nd SS1-MAL
Daryl Remmler CAN SS1-MALE 35 01:58:37 Think - Ion 33rd SS1-MAL
Patrick Cody AUS SS1-MALE 36 01:59:01 Epic-V10 34th SS1-MAL
Joe Glickman USA SS1-MALE 37 01:59:15 Epic-V10 35th SS1-MAL
Syun Shirahata JPN SS1-MALE 38 02:00:04 Think - Uno Max 36th SS1-MAL
Kris Marin HKG SS1-MALE 39 02:00:31 Epic-V10 37th SS1-MAL
Robin Graham USA SS1-MALE 40 02:01:43 Fenn-Elite SL 38th SS1-MAL
Chris Quirk AUS SS1-MALE 41 02:01:55 Epic-V10 39th SS1-MAL
kenta Shimizu JPN SS1-MALE 42 02:02:19 Think - Evo 40th SS1-MAL
Boris Manzewski HKG SS1-MALE 43 02:02:32 Epic-V10 41st SS1-MAL
Jim Nosella CAN SS1-MALE 44 02:02:37 Think - Ion 42nd SS1-MAL
Mark Pollard HKG OC1-MALE 45 02:02:45 OC - Pueo 1st OC1-MAL
Jason Henchman HKG SS1-MALE 46 02:02:59 Fenn-Elite SL 43rd SS1-MAL
Robert Stevenson HKG SS1-MALE 47 02:03:18 Epic-V10 Sport 44th SS1-MAL
Bob Putnam CAN SS1-MALE 48 02:04:00 Think - Ion 45th SS1-MAL
Adrian Zuber POL SS1-MALE 49 02:04:06 Epic-V10L 46th SS1-MAL
Neil Smith HKG SS1-MALE 50 02:04:11 Fenn-Swordfish 47th SS1-MAL
Camille de Carmejane HKG SS1-FEMALE 51 02:04:17 Fenn-Elite Spark 1st SS1-FEM
Anna Mathisen HKG SS1-FEMALE 52 02:05:10 Think - Eze 2nd SS1-FEM
Xen Gladstone HKG SS1-MALE 53 02:05:47 Think - Evo 48th SS1-MAL
Nicholas Yap SGP SS1-MALE 54 02:06:07 Fenn-Elite SL 49th SS1-MAL
Ryohei Yoshida JPN SS1-MALE 55 02:06:32 Think - Evo 50th SS1-MAL
Karl Purton AUS SS1-MALE 56 02:06:38 Fenn-Swordfish 51st SS1-MAL
Lara Wozniak HKG SS1-FEMALE 57 02:06:41 Epic-V10 3rd SS1-FEM
Lee Wong / Craig Nortje HKG SS2-OPEN 58 02:07:06 Fenn-XT Double 3rd SS2-OPE
Jean Gorguet HKG SS1-MALE 59 02:07:14 Think - Evo 52nd SS1-MAL
Jonathan Odell HKG SS1-MALE 60 02:07:22 Epic-V10L 53rd SS1-MAL
Clarissa Becker / Hamish McNicol HKG OC2-MIXED 61 02:07:29 OC2 - Huki 1st OC2-MIX
Andy Cummings HKG SS1-MALE 62 02:07:34 Epic-V10 54th SS1-MAL
Rob Schlipper HKG SS1-MALE 63 02:07:46 Epic-V10 Sport 55th SS1-MAL
Lee Mussi HKG OC1-MALE 64 02:07:56 OC - Pueo 2nd OC1-MAL
Scott Callender SGP SS1-MALE 65 02:08:20 Epic-V10 56th SS1-MAL
Scott Dale HKG OC1-MALE 66 02:08:25 OC - Pueo 3rd OC1-MAL
Tricia Gilbert AUS SS1-FEMALE 67 02:08:58 Fenn-Swordfish 4th SS1-FEM
Steve Palmier HKG OC1-MALE 68 02:09:03 OC - Pueo 4th OC1-MAL
Thierry Tematuanui HKG OC1-MALE 69 02:09:43 OC - Torrent 5th OC1-MAL
Aya Asanuma / Darrin Neil SGP OC2-MIXED 70 02:09:58 OC - Huki 2nd OC2-MIX
Bruce Poacher ZAF SS1-MALE 71 02:10:23 Epic-V10 57th SS1-MAL
Matt Kelly CAN SS1-MALE 72 02:10:43 Think - Evo II 58th SS1-MAL
Henry Ludemann HKG OC1-MALE 73 02:11:30 OC - Pueo 6th OC1-MAL
Nick Barnes HKG OC1-MALE 74 02:12:00 OC - Pueo 7th OC1-MAL
Adam Giles HKG OC1-MALE 75 02:12:16 OC - Pueo 8th OC1-MAL
Andrew Bishop HKG SS1-MALE 76 02:12:31 Epic-V10 59th SS1-MAL
Hongtao Li CHN SS1-MALE 77 02:12:39 Epic-V8 60th SS1-MAL
Bruce Seymour HKG SS1-MALE 78 02:13:41 Think - Evo II 61st SS1-MAL
Joe Zhou CHN SS1-MALE 79 02:13:50 Epic-V8 62nd SS1-MAL
Petri Huju HKG SS1-MALE 80 02:14:13 Epic-V10 63rd SS1-MAL
Marcelo Rosas HKG OC1-MALE 81 02:14:18 OC - Pueo 9th OC1-MAL
Duncan McDonald HKG SS1-MALE 82 02:14:46 Epic-V10 64th SS1-MAL
Michael Murphy AUS SS1-MALE 83 02:14:54 Epic-V10 Sport 65th SS1-MAL
Clayton Mullins HKG SS1-MALE 84 02:15:32 Fenn-Swordfish 66th SS1-MAL
Karen Pflug GBR SS1-FEMALE 85 02:15:39 Epic-V10 Sport 5th SS1-FEM
James Saunders HKG SS1-MALE 86 02:16:31 Think - Evo 67th SS1-MAL
Adam Lavis HKG SS1-MALE 87 02:16:57 Think - Evo 68th SS1-MAL
Adam Crawford HKG SS1-MALE 88 02:17:03 Epic-V10 Sport 69th SS1-MAL
Oskar Engberg MYS SS1-MALE 89 02:17:27 Epic-V10 Sport 70th SS1-MAL
Tsuyoshi Kariya JPN SS1-MALE 90 02:17:36 Epic-V8 71st SS1-MAL
Natalie Kwan / Nick Crab HKG OC2-MIXED 91 02:17:50 OC - Huki 3rd OC2-MIX
Daniel Rye SGP OC1-MALE 92 02:17:57 OC - Huki 10th OC1-MAL
Tso Him Leong / Lee Nga Yin HKG SS2-OPEN 93 02:18:58 Epic-V10 Double 4th SS2-OPE
Jasmine Nunns / Benjamin Gebert HKG OC2-MIXED 94 02:19:01 OC - Huki 4th OC2-MIX
Ryabinin Uriy RUS OC1-MALE 95 02:19:05 OC - Kamanu 11th OC1-MAL
Jeff winterkorn HKG OC1-MALE 96 02:19:09 OC - Kamanu 12th OC1-MAL
Manfred Albrecht SGP OC1-MALE 97 02:19:14 OC - Storm 13th OC1-MAL
Chris Lunn / Patrick Maloney HKG SS2-OPEN 98 02:19:47 Fenn-Elite Double 5th SS2-OPE
Ashford Kerr HKG SS1-MALE 99 02:19:56 Epic-V10 72nd SS1-MAL
Clare Baldwin HKG SS1-FEMALE 100 02:20:32 Fenn-Blue Fin 6th SS1-FEM
Bobby Tanaka JPN SS1-MALE 101 02:20:45 Think - Evo 73rd SS1-MAL
Siobhan McHenry HKG OC1-FEMALE 102 02:21:22 OC - Pueo 1st OC1-FEM
Hidenori Terada JPN SS1-MALE 103 02:21:25 Think - Eze 74th SS1-MAL
Igor Gavrilov RUS OC1-MALE 104 02:21:43 OC - Storm 14th OC1-MAL
Benny Chan HKG OC1-MALE 105 02:21:56 OC - Pueo 15th OC1-MAL
Lydia Ronnenkamp AUS OC1-FEMALE 106 02:22:00 OC - Pueo 2nd OC1-FEM
Katerina Vichou HKG OC1-FEMALE 107 02:22:05 OC - Pueo 3rd OC1-FEM
Marek Michalewicz SGP SS1-MALE 108 02:22:44 Epic-V10 Sport 75th SS1-MAL
Tony Simpson SGP SS1-MALE 109 02:22:52 Epic-V10 Sport 76th SS1-MAL
Kazushige Nakao JPN OC1-MALE 110 02:22:59 OC - Torrent 16th OC1-MAL
Stephen Glynn HKG SS1-MALE 111 02:23:06 Fenn-Swordfish 77th SS1-MAL
Mao Jie Bin CHN SS1-MALE 112 02:23:27 Epic-V10 Sport 78th SS1-MAL
Elizabeth Asper / Julia Washbourne HKG OC2-FEMALE 113 02:23:55 OC - Huki 1st OC2-FEM
Linda Warren CAN SS1-FEMALE 114 02:24:02 Epic-V10L 7th SS1-FEM
Yip Chow HKG OC1-MALE 115 02:24:06 OC - Fuse 17th OC1-MAL
Shouich Katou JPN SS1-MALE 116 02:24:32 Epic-V8 79th SS1-MAL
Luke Peech HKG SS1-MALE 117 02:24:37 Epic-V8 80th SS1-MAL
Natto Nakamura JPN SS1-MALE 118 02:24:40 Think - Evo 81st SS1-MAL
Todd Onken USA SS1-MALE 119 02:24:50 Epic-V8 82nd SS1-MAL
Frederick Mark Fucci HKG OC1-MALE 120 02:25:45 OC - Osprey 18th OC1-MAL
Adie Leung / Haydn Ridd HKG OC2-MIXED 121 02:26:02 OC - Hurricane 5th OC2-MIX
Masaru Tamura JPN SS1-MALE 122 02:27:59 Fenn-Swordfish 83rd SS1-MAL
Nao Kobara JPN OC1-FEMALE 123 02:28:14 OC - Osprey 4th OC1-FEM
Alexander Melvichenko RUS OC1-MALE 124 02:28:42 OC - Storm 19th OC1-MAL
Chathura Vishwanath Jayaratne SGP OC1-MALE 125 02:29:08 OC - Pegasus 20th OC1-MAL
Jess King HKG OC1-FEMALE 126 02:29:16 OC - Pueo 5th OC1-FEM
Andrew Shields HKG OC1-MALE 127 02:30:07 OC - Hurricane 21st OC1-MAL
Shu Pu HKG OC1-FEMALE 128 02:31:09 OC - Pueo 6th OC1-FEM
Christophe Bodenreider SGP OC1-MALE 129 02:32:01 OC - Osprey 22nd OC1-MAL
January Kristi Briones Migalbin SGP OC1-FEMALE 130 02:32:22 OC - Hurricane 7th OC1-FEM
Zhang Ke Shan CHN SS1-MALE 131 02:32:48 Epic-V10 Sport 84th SS1-MAL
George Christopoulos HKG OC1-MALE 132 02:33:11 OC - Hurricane 23rd OC1-MAL
Claudia Tarr HKG OC1-FEMALE 133 02:34:29 OC - Hurricane 8th OC1-FEM
Machiko Kageyama SGP OC1-FEMALE 134 02:40:27 Scorpius - XS 9th OC1-FEM
Merry Sugiarto HKG OC1-FEMALE 135 02:41:34 OC - Osprey 10th OC1-FEM
Shaky Kumta HKG SS1-MALE 136 02:41:41 Epic-V10 Sport 85th SS1-MAL
Alec Barnes HKG SS1-MALE 137 02:42:35 Epic-V10 86th SS1-MAL
Jason Taper HKG SS1-MALE 138 02:42:57 Epic-V10 Sport 87th SS1-MAL
Ken Ng HKG OC1-MALE 139 02:45:12 OC - Hurricane 24th OC1-MAL
Miki Atumi JPN SS1-FEMALE 140 02:45:51 Think - Eze 8th SS1-FEM
Leslie Shaffer SGP OC1-FEMALE 141 02:48:07 OC - Hurricane 11th OC1-FEM
Borodin Alexey RUS OC1-MALE 142 02:50:26 OC - Storm 25th OC1-MAL
Setsu Nakai HKG OC1-FEMALE 143 02:50:52 OC - Pegasus 12th OC1-FEM
Trisha Marhalim HKG OC1-FEMALE 144 03:06:42 OC - Kamanu 13th OC1-FEM
Sigeki Kawabata JPN SS1-MALE 145 03:07:23 Think - Evo 88th SS1-MAL
Robert Wall HKG SS1-MALE DNF DNF Epic-V10 DNF

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