South African swim star Natalie Du Toit has destroyed a 22-year-old swimming record and also beaten the entire field of entrants, male and female.
Cape Town’ s Du Toit won the Cadiz Nova 7.5 kilometre slog between Robben Island and Blouberg.
The previous record was held by Belgium’s Annemie Landmeters and stood at 1hr 40min.
Perfect windless conditions with a strong following current, saw Du Toit clocking a time of 1:35:45.
Du Toit says her next goal is to qualify for the Olympic Games in London, 2012.