October 10th, 2018
I Run For Peace
Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon is set to take place on 14 October. The event includes a half marathon, a 10km and a public run.
Having started in the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale, the peace-themed race celebrates its fourth edition. The participants have the opportunity to choose among a variety of distances besides the marathon; half marathon, 10km and a public run of 5km. The race course follows the historical regions within the Gallipoli Peninsula. Further information on the event as well as the registration form is available at www.gelibolumaratonu.com.
Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon is being organised by GTP Tourism Inc. in cooperation with the Sport N Sports Company. The event is supported by the Turkish Athletic Federation, Governorship of Çanakkale, Gallipoli Wars Historical Area Directorate, Çanakkale Municipality, Youth Services and Sports Directorate of Çanakkale Province, Çanakkale 18 Mart University and Eceabat Municipality. As in the previous editions, the timing services will be provided by the experienced team of Depar Timing.
October 1st, 2018
Swimmers Leave Bodrum Happy
9th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships, gathering more than one thousand swimmers in Bodrum, concluded with great success.
The ninth edition of the event is hosted by Bodrum Municipality in cooperation with the Turkish Swimming Federation and the Muğla Provincial Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, under the auspices of Governorship of Muğla. The Championships is title-sponsored by the world leading water sports brand Arena and supported by the brand’s Turkish distributor Sportive. Increasing the number of participants in each event, 9th Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships brought over one thousand swimming passionates from various countries together in Bodrum, welcomed by Hapimag Sea Garden Resort.
Aiming to spread the compassion of nature, sea and swimming within everyone aged from 7 to 70, the Championships have involved a total of 12 thousand people up to now. The first day in Bodrum saw the Profilo Full Moon Meet, the Arena Aquakids Swimming Event, a race for kids named after Arena for the first time, and the Profilo Open Water Endurance Half Marathon. Hapimag Marathon at a distance of 10km and 4x500m Relay Meet followed on the second day. The event concluded with the two-stage Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship, held over 1.5km and 3km. Besides the swimming races, the participants also enjoyed several activities incorporated in the Championships.
Timing services in the 9th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships were provided by Depar Timing. The women’s division of the 500m long Profilo Full Moon Meet was won by Hilal Zeyneb Saraç in 5:52, and Tolga Öcal was the winner on the men’s side with 5:26. The Guest of Honour of the event, Carina Bruwer, was victorious in the 5km Profilo Open Water Endurance Half Marathon with 1:19:56, where Oleg Astanin became the first male finisher in a time of 1:15:06. The women’s winner of Hapimag Marathon on the second day was again Carina Bruwer with 2:44:58 and Emrah Özsevim with 2:33:03. In the Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship, Pınar Arpınar Avşar and Halim Lafci were top finishers in women’s and men’s races in 25:47 and 22:42 respectively, 3km titles went to Deniz Kayadelen with 47:05 in the women’s race, and to Oleg Astanin in men with 41:05.
International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships is held three times a year following the inclusion of Istanbul in August 2018 after Marmaris and Bodrum.
September 18th, 2018
Alanya Triatlon Returns To The Stage
After a year of interruption after the successful edition in 2016, Alanya Triathlon is set to host the Triathlon European Cup on 22-23 September.
Alanya, the scene of the most triathlon events staged in Turkey, reclaims its place on the calendar of the European Triathlon Union (ETU). Along with the European Cup Seniors and European Cup Juniors races, the event will welcome the Turkish Triathlon Finals on 22-23 September with a quite high number of participants. The junior and elite women races on the focus will be held on Saturday, 22 September, and the junior and elite men will compete on Sunday, 23 September.
Timing services at the Triathlon European Cup will be provided by Depar Timing. Detailed information on the event is available at www.triathlonalanya.com.
September 16th, 2018
Amazing Record In Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge shaved more than a minute off the world record time in Berlin. The Kenyan crossed the finished line in 2:01:39.
Berlin Marathon, one of the top events timed by the ChampionChip, saw a record pace from the gun set by Kipchoge. The 34-year-old was already 9 seconds ahead of his closest chaser Wilson Kipsang at 5km when he passed through in 14:24. Two of the three pacemakers could no longer cope with the pace and left the course shortly after the 15km mark reached in 43:38. The final pacemaker, Josphat Boit, led Kipchoge through the halfway in 1:01:06. Following Boit’s withdrawal from the race at 25km, Kipchoge sped up to run the second half in 1:00:33, and broke the finish tape in a world record time of 2:01:39. The Olympic champion took one minute and 18 seconds off the previous world record 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto on the same course four years ago. Amos Kipruto followed in 2:06:23, and Wilson Kipsang finished third in 2:06:48.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Berlin Marathon also became the first marathon in history in which three women finished inside 2:19. It was Gladys Cherono of Kenya who won the race in 2:18:11. The Ethiopian duo Ruti Aga and Tirunesh Dibaba followed in 2:18:34 and 2:18:55 respectively.
Having been the scene for the last seven men’s world record, Berlin Marathon continues to utilise the ChampionChip/MYLaps systems, offering the most stable and sound timing service that exists in the world. The system was the very first successful example of the transponder timing when it was used officially for the first time in the 1994 edition of Berlin Marathon, and it is still the world leader by a margin.
September 10th, 2018
Rumkale To Host Swimmers
The Open Water Swimming Races, as part of the Rumkale Water Sports Festival, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 6 October.
Gaziantep is set to welcome swimmers of all ages in the second edition of the Festival. The race embraces 12 age groups in both women and men, starting from 14-18 category with classifications up to over 70. The total number of the participants is limited to 400.
Accommodation needs as well the domestic transfers of the participants will be covered by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event. The Municipality also offers the participants a complimentary social programme including a visit to the famous Zeugma Mosaic Museum.
The registration with the 2nd International Rumkale Water Sports Festival Open Water Swimming Race is processed via the website at www.rumkalefest.org. Those who wish to participate in the event are required to fill an online form, which is to be printed and to be sent to the Municipality with other documents mentioned on the website no later than Monday, 17 September. The list of the qualifiers will be posted on the website on 18 September.
The race will be held over a distance of 5km, and will start at 10:00 on 6 October. Timing services will be provided by Depar Timing.