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Red Bull Leighton to Lighthouse Winner Oliver Bridge Time 21:08.9 Photos Bohdan Warchomij December 9, 2019

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Photo Bohdan Warchomij

Oliver Bridge, the three-time Men’s European Champion and seven-time Under 21 World Champion won the race in 2014 and 2017 and has won the title back from his brother Guy Bridge who continues to hold the race record of 18 minutes, 49 seconds for the 19km crossing.

The slower speed of the crossing in today’s race was reflected in the high winds of over 20 knots, making the ocean notably choppy for the 138 starters.

Olly, aged 22, said it was one of the toughest Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton races he’s competed in.

“It was the most amount of seaweed I’ve ever seen in the channel, so it was about jumping, getting seaweed off, but trying to go fast at the same time and not crash and it was nice and windy at least. Yeah, a good race,” – Olly Bridge

21-year-old Jean de Falbaire from Mauritius came in 2nd fastest at 23:11, and the fastest West Australian competitor was Lincoln Sullivan in a time of 23:22.

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