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Ashley Twichell
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Ashley Twichell
Twichell Wins World’s Largest Open Water Race
Wednesday 02/10/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - Former Duke swimmer Ashley Twichell bested an elite field Sunday, Feb. 10 to win the women's race in the 2013 Midmar Mile, the world's largest open water swimming event.  

Twichell, who took second in last year's race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, finished first in the 2013 edition of the event with a time of 19:04. She edged Keri Anne Payne of Great Britain by 17 seconds in the win after Payne took the title a year ago.

A 2011 Duke graduate and former All-American, Twichell is the reigning U.S. national champion in the 5K and 10K open water swimming events.

Held annually at the Midmar Dam near Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the aQuelle Midmar Mile draws swimmers from around the world. For more information about the Midmar Mile, visit the event's website at http://www.midmarmile.co.za/.

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