Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
7 Feb 2020
1:56 pm

Midmar Mile: All you need to know

Wesley Botton

Promoted as the world's largest open water swim despite sewage spill concerns, we take a closer look at the annual event.

Thousands of swimmers across a wide range of ages and abilities will converge on Midmar Dam in Howick this weekend for the Aquelle Midmar Mile. Promoted as the world's largest open water swim, we take a closer look at the annual event. Elite men Former 5km world champion Chad Ho will target a record eighth title as he leads the local charge. Aiming to reclaim the title he last won in 2016, however, Ho is facing a strong international field which features the likes of British open water star Ashley Hogg and American prospect Brendan Casey. "The international swimmers definitely...