Michael Renford is an Australian open water swimmer who completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 2009 in 7 hours 29 minutes, taking third overall. He also completed a solo crossing of the English Channel in 2007 in 12 hours 10 minutes and was on the historic Sun Rice Australia relay team that did the first four-way English Channel relay crossing in 43 hours 7 minutes.
Sun Rice Australia
Renford was a member of Sun Rice Australia (Sunrice Australia Channel Relay Team), a team of 6 Australian open water swimmers who set a four-way relay record across the English Channel in 1993 under the leadership of Des Renford. En route to their four-way relay record, Sun Rice Australia also set the two-way record (distance: 68 km) in 20 hours 40 minutes, and the three-way (distance: 102 km) in 32 hours 24 minutes. Their overall time was 43 hours 7 minutes, later broken in 2007 by Sport City Mexico in 42 hours 11 minutes. Its members included Cyril Baldock from Bondi Beach, Michael Renford ('Murph') from South Maroubra, and Baden Green, Greg Stewart, Peter Tibbets and Kevin Neilsen, all from Cronulla.
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