Neptune Steps Rocks Maryhill Locks

Neptune Steps Rocks Maryhill Locks

One of the toughest swimming races in the UK took place in Glasgow's Forth & Clyde Canal on March 18th, with almost 400 elite athletes taking on the challenge of the world's only uphill swimming course.

Red Bull Neptune Steps challenged swimmers to take on a 420m sprint-swim up Maryhill Locks, climbing the eight locks that dominate the famous stretch of the canal and tackling various obstacles on their way to the finish line.

Organised by Red Bull and Scottish Canals, more than 2500 people turned out on the day to witness the race.

Glaswegian Mark Deans eventually emerged victorious, taking the Neptune Steps crown for the third year running.

Neptune Steps 1

Neptune Steps 2

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(Summer 2017 Newsletter)

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