• May 8th, 2020

    Guidelines For Triathlon Organisers

    As the sports world prepares for the new era after coronavirus, International Triathlon Union posted guidelines for organisers.

    World Triathlon Covid-19 Prevention Guidelines for Event Organisers” is compiled by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) with feedback from its Technical, Medical, Athletes and Coaches committees as well as the recommendations for social gatherings from the World Health Organization. The Guidelines include valuable advice on health measures for international events in a wide range of areas from the airport transfers to the post-race zones. A pre-event questionnaire for the participants is also recommended by the ITU.

    The 28-page Guidelines can be reached through this link.

  • May 7th, 2020

    Cross-Continental Race Delayed

    32nd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, initially scheduled to 12th of July, is postponed to Sunday, 23 August.

    The event, annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, is decided to be moved by six weeks following the discussions with Turkey’s Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the Ministry of Health. The unique race in which the participants swim from Asia to Europe will gather over two thousand swimmers from several countries once again on 23 August.

    The 1200-person international quota for the 32nd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race had filled within just three hours of opening on 4 January.

  • May 2nd, 2020

    October: Month of Aquamasters

    Along with the two events postponed from May, Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships will be held in three weeks in October.

    All three stages of the 2020 International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships are rescheduled to October after the Göcek and Marmaris events had to be postponed due to coronavirus restrictions. The new programme is as follows:

    12th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships, Marmaris, 9-11 October 2020
    13th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships, Göcek, 16-18 October 2020

    14th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships, Bodrum, 29 October - 1 November 2020

    The most comprehensive swimming event of Turkey incorporates the Turquoise Swimming Series, a new category which focuses on the persistent participation of the swimmers, for the first time this year. Those who participate in all three stages will be ranked and awarded according to their aggregate time. Swimmers of age 11 to 13 will be scored in 1km and 2km courses while the 14-24 category and the master age groups up to 84 are eligible for 1km, 2km, 3km and 5km races.

    The details for the Championships will be announced at, the official website of the event.

  • April 30th, 2020

    Longest Race Cancelled For This Year

    The pandemic hit the world’s longest certified road race. "Self-Transcendence" 3100 Mile Race is cancelled for the first time.

    The event, initially held over 2700 miles in New York in 1996, then organised at the distance of 3100 miles uninterruptedly since 1997, is cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis around the globe. The organisers made the decision considering the public health as well as the travel restrictions for the participants outside the USA.

    The competitors of the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race cover the distance by running 5649 laps at a 0.5488-mile loop around one block in Queens, passing by a vocational high school, basketball courts and a playground. The time limit to finish the race is 52 days. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night.

    Men’s race record is held by Ashprihanal Aalto of Finland who finished with a time of 40 days 9 hours 6 minutes 21 seconds in 2015. Women’s record holder is Kaneenika Janakova from Slovakia who completed 3100 miles in 48 days 14 hours 24 minutes 10 seconds in 2017.

  • April 29th, 2020

    Is the Tour Under Jeopardy?

    Tour de France, rescheduled to August 29th, may still go on despite the ban of sporting events in the country until September.

    The event has already been postponed once due to the coronavirus pandemic, moving from the initial start date of June 27. The announcement of the new ban led concerns as the weather conditions later in the year had left the event with a limited window to take place in 2020. However, the French Ministry of Sports clarified that the ban might not affect the Tour “but it can have consequences for the number of spectators." The Race Director, who had ruled out holding the race without crowds in an earlier interview, would need to reconsider his decision in that case.

    The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903, except when it was stopped for the two World Wars. If the 2020 Tour takes place on the new dates, it will start in Nice on 29 August and finish in Paris on 20 September.