• July 22th, 2021

    Towards the 33rd Year At the Bosphorus

    Time to start the countdown for the swimmers! 33rd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will be held on 22 August.

    The race, annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, will gather once again 2400 swimmers which half of them are non-Turkish citizens. The applications for the international swimmers had been filled by 56 countries within hours when it opened on 1 February. Russian swimmers who show a great interest to the event every year reached their country quota in only 6 minutes and 20 seconds while the quota for Ukraine was filled in 30 minutes. The 1200 swimmers from Turkey went through a selection process which was staged in several cities.

    The participants will enter the water in Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul at 10:00 on 22 August and attempt to crossing to the European side where the finish area is located in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event.

  • July 18th, 2021

    Pogacar Defends Tour Title

    Tadej Pogacar claimed his second Tour de France title in a row. The 23-year-old Slovenian cyclist won three stages on the way.

    The new cycling star pulled ahead in the general classification standings after the eighth stage and never gave up the yellow jersey afterwards, winning three of the 21 stages. Besides his overall triumph, the rider of Team Bahrain Victorius also won the awards for the “Best Cyclist Under-25” and the “King of the Mountains” polka dot jersey, a triple he also achieved on his debut last year.

    Team Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider Mark Cavendish topped the points classification of this year’s Tour de France where he won four stages. The 36-year-old Briton reached a total of 34 Tour de France stage wins in his career, matching the record set between 1969 and 1975 by Eddy Merckx, who is considered the greatest cyclist of all time.

    In the Tour starting on the 26th of June and finishing on the 18th of July, Bahrain Victorious (Bahrain) won the team classification, with EF Education-Nippo (USA) second and Jumba-Visma (Netherlands) in the third position.

    The stage winners of the 108th Tour de France are as follows:

    26 June (197.8km): Julian Alaphilippe, France
    27 June (183.5km): Mathieu van der Poel, Netherlands
    28 June (182.9km): Tim Merlier, Belgium
    29 June (150.4km): Mark Cavendish, Great Britain
    30 June (27.2km - Individual time trial): Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia
    1 July (160.6 km): Mark Cavendish, Great Britain
    2 July (249.1km): Matej Mohoric, Slovenia
    3 July (150.8km): Dylan Teuns, Belgium
    4 July (144.9km): Ben O'Connor, Australia
    5 July: Rest day
    6 July (190.7km): Mark Cavendish, Great Britain
    7 July (198.9km): Wout van Aert, Belgium
    8 July (159.4km): Nils Politt, Germany
    9 July (219.9km): Mark Cavendish, Great Britain
    10 July (183.7km): Bauke Mollema, Netherlands
    11 July (191.3km): Sepp Kuss, USA
    12 July: Rest day
    13 July (169km): Patrick Konrad, Austria
    14 July (178.4km): Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia
    15 July (129.7km): Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia
    16 July (207km): Matej Mohoric, Slovenia
    17 July (30.8km - Individual time trial): Wout van Aert, Belgium
    18 July (108.4km): Wout van Aert, Belgium

  • May 22th, 2021

    Return To Open Waters

    After a year of interruption, International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships will be back to Marmaris on May the 28th.

    The event that could not be held in 2020 due to the pandemic is gathering the swimmers of all ages in Marmaris for its twelfth edition. The races will kick off with the Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship at a distance of 3008m and the Martı Hotels Open Water Swimming Championship over 6km in the morning. The afternoon programme includes shorter races, the Setur Marinas Open Water Swimming Championship of 1km and the Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship of 2008m. The daylong activities will conclude by the night swimming event, Işık Üniversitesi Journey of Light.

    International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships introduce also a new performance category this year. The swimmers participating in Marmaris as well as the subsequent stages in Göcek and Bodrum will score and be eligible for special prizes in the Turquoise Swimming Series.

    Timing services at the 12th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships will be provided by Depar Timing. Detailed information on the event is accessible on the website at

  • March 23th, 2021

    İzmir Seeking Bronze

    Marathon İzmir will stage its second edition on 11 April. The race will be under inspection for World Athletics Bronze Label.

    Having been organised in October last year due to the pandemic, the first marathon of İzmir is getting prepared to host the road runners again on the second Sunday of April, that is intended to be the traditional date. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, applied to the World Athletics in an attempt to elevate the marathon to a prestigious status in the international calendar. A World Athletics Technical Delegate will be on site on 11 April to observe the event in respect of the WA Bronze Label. Should the race meet the various World Athletics criteria from timing services to medical measures, Marathon İzmir would be the fourth event in Turkey granted a WA Road Race Label after Istanbul Marathon, Istanbul Half Marathon and Mersin Marathon.

    Entries for the Marathon İzmir will be processed at until the 4th of April unless the quota is reached sooner. The registration for the side event 10km was closed earlier.

    Timing services in İzmir will be provided by Depar Timing this year. Depar Timing had contributed to İstanbul and Mersin marathons in obtaining their first World Athletics (then IAAF) Road Race Labels as the timing services provider.

    Due to the cancellation of several races in 2020 and the uncertainty with many events in 2021, World Athletics switched to “Label”, “Elite Label” and “Platinum Label” categories this year, but is expected to go back to the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum classification from next year on.

  • January 4th, 2021

    Adana To Honour The Health Workers

    Depar Timing is set to kick off the year in Adana on 10 January. This year's half marathon is dedicated to health workers.

    Celebrating its eleventh edition, Adana Liberation Half Marathon is restricted only to Turkish citizens due to the pandemic. Top elite home runners are expected to take part in both men’s and women’s races, which offer 20 thousand Turkish Liras for the winners. There is also a prize purse for master age categories.

    African athletes have been dominating in Adana for the past eight editions. Men’s race record is held by Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego by 1:00:46, standing from 2016. Women’s record was set by his compatriot Diana Kipyokei in 2018 with a time of 1:08:42.

    Adana Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, announced that the 11th Adana Liberation Half Marathon will be held "in honour of the health workers who fight the pandemic by risking their own lives". The online registration to the event remains open until Friday, 8 January at Timing services in the race will be provided by Depar Timing.