10 Nov 2012

Australian wins Ocean race opener

4:39 pm on 10 November 2012

English Channel record holder Trent Grimsey has easily won the opening round of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

The 24-year-old Queenslander won the 3.3-kilometre swim from Russell to Paihia.

He finished a minute ahead of defending series champion Kane Radford of Auckland.

New Plymouth's Charlottle Webby finished two and a half minutes ahead Kirsty Wannan in the women's race.