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AQUATICS.

SOWING. Interviewed regarding the boat race for the championship of the Dominion, at Akaroa, on Monday, Whelch said: "It was hard going for the first mile ajid a-half. I did not know what Fogwell could do, but I thought it was going to be a pretty hard go, and that if I could hold him for half the distance I should be safe. He led mc by half a length for a mile and a-quarter, but I was digging them in pretty hard, and feeling as fit as a fiddle. We were level at the mile and a-half post, and then Fogwell seemed to tire. "No, X did not reckon anything on position," added Whelch, "If I had won the toss, I believe I should have taken the outside position. The water all the way was everything that could be desired." Whelch states that lie felt much better than when he met Thoroughgood for the championship of Australia. At that time he was only 9st 81b, although hi 3 ordinary weight is lOst. 'He attributed his good condition to Webb's training. Fogwell told an interviewer that he had rowed until he felt sick with the unusual exertion, the pace being too strong for him. "After' I had gone a mile," he said, "I thought I had Whelch well in hand, but after that he kept coming at mc. Whelch is a real sticker. I will never race again. This is my second defeat, and I would not ask anyone else to back mc. Whelch considerably surprised me. - ' "There is not much to say," said R. Arnst, the world's champion sculler, who trained Fogwell, "Whelch was much too good. He will be a hard man to beat, because I know what Fogwell can do over a distance." A strong effort is being made to have the proposed Arnst-Webb world's championship match rowed at Akaroa.

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AQUATICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 88, 14 April 1909

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