Sports enthusiasts are waiting with great enthusiasm, organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Samsung Bosphorus Intercontinental Swimming Race 21 will be held in July. The world's best open water swimming events described as Samsung Bosphorus Cross Swimming Race, organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality with the support of Turkey's National Olympic Committee.
Sunday, July 21 10 hours: 00 in the race will start from Kanlica Pier and Turkey will join athletes from around the world. With the start, the participants will swim through the 6,5 kilometer course and connect the continents with their fathoms and reach the finish in Kuruçeşme after crossing the Bosphorus.
Medals will be awarded to the athletes who will be ranked at the end of the race. The Istanbul Strait will be closed to transit ships during the race.
This year, 31'inci event will be held record applications were received. The Bosphorus will be the first stage of the 59 athlete from the 2400 country. Competition from Turkey 2 971 thousand people have applied. After qualifying in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Adana and Samsun, 1200 local participants were identified. 59 will participate in the event for the first time this year, Indonesia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru and the Philippines will participate in 1200 foreign swimmers. Women and men will be held in different categories in the race will be the latest swimmer 14, the most experienced athlete will be 89.
In 2009, Marcos Diaz, a swimmer who managed to cross the continent with his fathoms, will be among the swimmers on the Bosphorus. Special events will be held for those who come to watch the race. The event areas to be established in Kuruçeşme Park will offer visitors a pleasant weekend.
İBB Youth and Sports Directorate will provide coordination services at Samsung Boğaziçi Intercontinental Swimming Race. IMM; area allocation, shore cleaning, the provision of ships to carry athletes, fire services, the organization will announce the promotion and promotion of athletes in many areas.