12 Jan 2014

Radford wins another swim title

3:28 pm on 12 January 2014

New Zealander Kane Radford has won his second Oceania and national titles at the New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo.

Radford, who comfortably won the 10km yesterday, had a tight battle in today's 5km race before out-touching the Japanese open water champion Yasunari Hirai for the victory.

The Japan swimmer made the first lunge at the finish board but missed, allowing Radford to make the winning touch and the title.

Australian Sacha Downing also earned the double after winning the women's 5km event.

New Zealander Emma Robinson was third.