Victorious on Charles River
New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale, 33, had a “convincing victory” in the men’s championship singles on the first day of the Head of the Charles Regatta 47th annual running, taking his second first place title on the Boston river. Competing for the West End Rowing Club of New Zealand, Drysdale completed the three-mile course in 17 minutes, 57.33 seconds, about 28 seconds. “I felt pretty good for the first two-thirds of the race until I started running out of gas,” Drysdale said. “I’m in much better shape than I’ve been in the past so I came in fairly confident.” Drysdale attended Tauranga Boys’ College and the University of Auckland. New Zealander Emma Twigg, 24, took second place in the Women’s Singles event.