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Bog Snorkelling


Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone. Wet suits are … Continue reading

Australian Wins City To Surf (2008)


For the first time since 1997, an Australian has won this year’s Sydney City2Surf.  Martin Dent, a public servant from Canberra, won the 14 km race with a time of 41 minutes 12 seconds, beating his own personal best by 8 seconds. 29 year old Martin won from about 70,000 starters in the world famous … Continue reading

Olympics: Marathon Smog Fears


Champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has warned of a huge attrition rate at the Beijing Olympics marathon, because of the chronic air pollution.  Current marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie has already announced that he will not run the road race in Beijing because he fears for his health, an outcome that de Castella describes … Continue reading

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