Single And Double Crossings Between Kalamata And Koroni

Single And Double Crossings Between Kalamata And Koroni

Dimitris Kakalikas reported that Mauro Sebastiano Nappa of Italy won the 23rd annual 30K Open Water Swimming Marathon Kalamata-Koroni sponsored by the Nautical Club of Kalamata «POSEIDON» (ΝΑΥΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑΣ «Ο ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝ») in the Messinian Gulf from Kalamata to Koroni, Greece.

Mauro was followed by Dimitrios Archakis (7:58) and Panos Mpadouvanis (8:13) while two other special solo attempts where held under ideal conditions. Manyoki Attila from Hungary swam valiantly for 25 hours, completing 68 of the 90K in his unprecedented triple-crossing, but he retired early due to stomach problems.

Armin Johannes Wunder from Germany completed his 60K double-crossing between Kalamata and Koroni in 18 hours 32 minutes for the second-fasting two-way swim in this historical race.

The official results for the 23rd annual competition:

1. NAPPA MAURO SEBASTIANO (ITA) 7:42:00
2. ARCHAKIS DIMITRIOS (GRE) 7:58:00
3. MPADOUVANIS PANOS (GRE) 8:13:00
4. ARCHAKIS VIKTOR (GRE) 8:44:00
5. POULIOS ACHILLEAS (GRE) 9:27:00
6. AVGERI STELLA (GRE) 9:32:00
7. CHILA CRISTINA (GRE) 9:52:00
8. ELEFTHERIOU THEODOROS (GRE) 12:00:00
9. PEFANIS GERASIMO (GRE) 12:50:00
10. SEVEN EMRE (TUR) 13:10:00
11. POULANTZAS VASILEIOS (GRE) 13:15:00
12. AYDOGDU MUSTAFA (TUR) DNF

For photos of previous races, go here.

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