Russian Relay Navigates Neva

Russian Relay Navigates Neva

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Back in 2019, Timur Falomkin from Siberia,  Roman Karkachev of St. PetersburgAndrey Zamyslov of Moscow, and Anton Kutuev of Murmansk completed a 25 km relay across the Gulf of Finland from Yelagin Island in St. Petersburg to Kotlin Island in Russia. The Russian foursome swam for 9 hours 52 minutes in the 7°C-9.6°C water.

On June 21st, the foursome added Ivan Kupriyanov and completed a 5-person 103 km relay down the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland in 22 hours 30 minutes in 17°C water.

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