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Olympic swimmer Jarrod Poort takes out solo in the Rottnest Channel Swim, but fails to break record

Near-perfect conditions were not enough to break the record for the fastest solo swim for the annual Perth to Rottnest Island Channel Swim.

Jarrod Poort won the solo category with a time of four hours and 12 minutes, well shy of the record set in 2000 of four hours and 15 seconds.

Poort, from NSW, raced the 10km open water swim at the Rio Olympics and made headlines when he broke away from the pack to lead for nine kilometres, but then finished 21st.

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