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TIBURON, California, October 5. A two-time winner of the $10,000 grand prize at the RCP Tiburon Mile, New Zealand’s Kane Radford took a moment to talk with SwimmingWorld.TV following his third-place finish this year.
Radford explained that the RCP Tiburon Mile is one of the toughest open water swims in the world, because of the field that assembles and the ability for a much different game plan to occur each and every year.
“This year, everyone picked their own line,” Radford said.”
In most open water races, drafting is vital to the final success for any swimmer. This year, however, swimmers either took a direct line to try to win, or tried to find some advantage within the current.
Radford also gave some advice to swimmers who want to get into the open water events.
“I think you know just really get into it and find what you are comfortable with,” Radford said. “There are a lot of meets like this around the world that are good fun.”
Radford also confirmed that he would be competing in the final FINA World Cup in Hong Kong later this year before focusing back on training for next year.