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.