Swimming Over Shipwrecks In Greece

Swimming Over Shipwrecks In Greece

Swimming Over Shipwrecks In Greece

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Olympians Petar Stoychev, Yasunari Hirai and Marianna Lymperta as well as Sofia Psilolignou, a 3-time Greek 5 km and 10 km champion and 2-time English Channel swimmer, will compete in The Authentic Marathon Swim in September 2020, at Pefki, Evia, Istiaia – Edipsos in Greece.

The 10 km marathon course is over the shipwrecks of the historic naval battle of Artemision in 480 B.C. The demanding route is carried out at the straits of Artemision, connecting Central Greece with Thessaly and the regional units of Evia, Magnesia and Fthiotida. The event, honoring the history of its location, will symbolically award the winners of the routes with a branch of Mavroelia from Artemision or Olive Mavromandila. It is one of the oldest olive trees in the world, located in the ancient settlement of Artemision, dating back over 2,500 years.

Under the sanctioning of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and the guidance of scientific collaborators and based on the epidemiological data and recommendations of the General Secretariat of Sports’ Health Committee in Greece, health protocols will help ensure the safety and health of the participants.

September 5th with triangle course at Pefki Beach
4:00 pm – 3 km
6:00 pm – 1.5 km
September 6th
8:30 am – 10 km at Pefki Beach (non-wetsuits only)
9:30 am – 800m children’s race

Registration for the 800m, 1.5 km, and 3 km races is available here. The 10 km slots are already filled. For more information, visit www.authenticmarathonswim.com.

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