2,400 swimmers to cross Istanbul’s Bosphorus in cross-continental swimming race


Some 2,400 swimmers from 50 countries will take part in the 30th Samsung BosphorusCross-Continental Swimming Race to be held on July 22.

Participants will swim the course, which will start at Kanlıca pier on the Asian side and end 6.5 kilometers later in front of Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side.

According to a statement made by Samsung, a total of 4,430 people have applied to take part in this year’s race. Of this figure, 3,269 are men and 1,161 are women, the statement said. After eliminations, 2,400 swimmers have earned the right to participate in the competition.

The race has been organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) since 1989. It is the world’s only intercontinental swimming competition.

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