Sheko Challenge

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Doug Woodring (on right) with trisolothon competitors in the Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong
2014-2015 WOWSS race in Hong Kong at the Jax Coco Shek O Challenge
The Jax Coco Shek O Challenge is ranked among the Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia and is organized by Doug Woodring of Open Water Asia. The Jax Coco Shek O Challenge is a 2.2 km point-to-point race from beach-to-beach where some of Hong Kong’s top open water swimmers, triathletes, adventure racers and water lovers swim from Big Wave Bay to Shek O Back Beach. It also includes the world's only trisolothon and one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

It is part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.



In the fourth annual trisolothon, open water swimmers will team up with a runner and a paddler, all of whom start at the same time from different locations, and converge on the same finish line together. The race promotes open water swimming and sports in Hong Kong, along with a strong ocean conservation message. It also includes an ocean water polo tournament.


2.2 km and 4 km




City Shek-O Big Wave Bay to Back Beach, Hong Kong Bay

Country Hong Kong

Region Asia


Name Chi Pui Swimming Club

Title D2Adrenaline


Event Information

Month: July

Event Date: 13 July 2013

Website: Sheko Challenge

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No


2014 WOWSS Events

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
2. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
3. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
4. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
5. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
6. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
7. Aichi Crossing in Nagoya, Japan in August. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
8. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
9. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
10. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
12. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
13. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

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