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Stroke And Stride Final This Week

Stroke And Stride Final This Week

After five long, hot months of racing this week is the final in the Stroke & Stride Series where the Series Champions and ultimate winners of the Reesby & Company sponsored $35,000 in prize money will be decided

Defending champions from last season Carmel Hanly and Brent Foster have been consummate in the defence of their titles and look assured to be getting their names engraved on the cups once again

It's been a long time since athletes have so dominated a season with the only other athletes to score victories over the summer being: Sophie Corbidge, Tony Dodds, James Elvery and Nicky Samuels

Stroke & Stride Race #8 is on Wednesday, March 19th starting at 6.15pm and will be contested over a 1 kilometre swim and 4 kilometre run

This race doubles as the 2008 New Zealand SWIMRUN Championship, an event that has been contested since 1993

2007    Gina Ferguson    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
2006    Carmel Hanly    NZL    -    Shane Reed    NZL
2005    Samantha Warriner    NZL    -    Shane Reed    NZL
2004    Samantha Warriner    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
2003    Nicole Cope    NZL    -    Dean Foster    NZL
2002    Kirsty Whiting    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
2001    Evelyn Williamson    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
2000    Kirsty Whiting    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
1999    Evelyn Williamson    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
1998    Heidi Alexander    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
1997    Heidi Alexander    NZL    -    Paul Amey    NZL
1996    Megan Evans    NZL    -    Paul Amey    NZL
1995    Jan Wanklyn    AUS    -    Jared Letica    NZL
1994    Marisa Pentecost    NZL    -    Brent Foster    NZL
1993    Sue Clark    NZL    -    Frank Clarke    CAN

With their outstanding form so far this season Carmel Hanly and Brent Foster are overwhelming favourites to take the NZ title in 2008 however we'll have to wait until Wednesday afternoon to see if they can add this title

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