New World Harbour Race, Hong Kong


Impressive weekend of racing in Hong Kong: Nathalie Pohl wins third in the New World Harbour Race 2014

Twenty-year-old Nathalie Pohl from Marburg already has two successful swimming races behind her in Hong Kong. On 11 October, the young sportswoman competed in the “Clean Half” race over a distance of 15 kilometres. High waves, strong currents and a water temperature of 29 °C made conditions tough for Nathalie and required her to draw on her last reserves of strength. But she fought on and finished in an impressive fifth place in the individual rankings for the women with a time of 4 hours, 49 minutes and 3 seconds.
Just one day later, Nathalie entered the high-profile New World Harbour Race 2014 with around 2,000 competitors in different age categories and from a range of different countries. The race on 12 October 2014 started at Stanley Main Beach, crossing a bay for 1,5 kilometres to Deep Water Bay. Nathalie led the international group impressively and finished third in the women’s individual rankings. The 20-year-old was rewarded with prize money of USD 1,200 for her efforts.