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Sheko Challenge

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Craig Nortje, two-time winner of the 2014 and 2015 Jax Sheko Challenge in Hong Kong
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
Nearing the finish at the Jax Sheko Challenge, part of the World Open Water Swimming Series

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 and 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series.

Trisolothon[edit]

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.

Distance[edit]

2.2 km and 4 km

Alternative Categories[edit]

On the 2.2 km course, participants can enter this alternative categories:

Location[edit]

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

Country Hong Kong

Region Asia

Contact[edit]

Name Chi Pui Swimming Club or Doug Woodring

Title D2Adrenaline

Email d2adrenaline@gmail.com

Event Information[edit]

Month: July

Event Date: 11 July 2015

Website: Sheko Challenge

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

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jax coco is 100% pure coconut water with no added sugar, preservatives or colourings. A jax coco naturally isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolyte balance as in human blood.

2014-2015 WOWSS Events[edit]

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

2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series[edit]

The event is part of the 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global series of open water swimming competitions. FINIS and Ocean Recovery Alliance present the global open water swimming, a 17-race series spans Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe and includes some of the world’s most innovative, enjoyable, beautiful and signature open water swimming competitions.

1. Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong. Race director Doug Woodring
2. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
3. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
4. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
5. Swim Challenge Cascais in Cascais, Portugal. Race director Jorge Paulo Pereira
6. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
7. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
8. Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork, Ireland in July. Race director Joe Donnelly
9. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
10. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
11. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
12. International Masters Open Water Swim in Shizuoka, Japan in September. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
13. Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica in September. Race director Joe Bernini
14. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
15. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
16. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
17. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

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