FIVE-TIME CHAMPION: Melissa Gorman secured her fifth title by winning the women’s event yesterday.
FIVE-TIME CHAMPION: Melissa Gorman secured her fifth title by winning the women’s event yesterday.

A whale of a time

THEY came from all over to test themselves and each other in the annual Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic yesterday.

More than 2000 competitors braved an early swell off Wategos Beach to tackle the 2.2km and 800-metre races.

Olympian Ky Hurst claimed the men’s honours in the 2.2km swim, while Melissa Gorman of Brisbane won her fifth women’s title.



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