Sports Reporter
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20 Oct 2014
11:00 am

KZN pair make waves at Sun City (video)

Sports Reporter

Durban teenagers ruled the roost at the Dis-Chem Swim at Sun City on Saturday by claiming both the men’s and women’s 3 000m titles.

Reuben Schoeman

Reuben Schoeman pipped defending champion Abdhul Malick Railoun by three seconds to take the men’s title in 37min 52sec, with Brandon Isemonger third in 38:09.

“I didn’t expect to win, to be honest. It was a pretty good race overall and I’m very happy with the way things turned out,” said Schoeman.

The 15-year-old also went on to take the double after winning the 1 500m in the men’s 14-30 age group in a time of 17:58.

The women’s 3 000m race concluded just a second after Railoun emerged from the water, with 16-year-old Carmen le Roux winning in 37:53, three seconds ahead of her 18-year-old sister Clarice. Michelle Weber followed in 37:59, ensuring that the top three women finished in the overall top five.


Carmen le Roux

Carmen le Roux

“I knew it was going to be tough coming up against my sister and Michelle, but I was hoping to get the win,” said Carmen, who is, like Schoeman, coached by Alisdair Hatfield at Action Swim Academy in Durban.

Weber did get her revenge in the 1 500m women’s 14-30 age group race by holding off the Le Roux sisters to win in a time of 18:27.