Tag: International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen

John Zemaitis, Jo Yetman Go Bioprene Across Lake Zürich In International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen

Courtesy of Vasanti Niemz, Lake Zürich, Switzerland. 46 solo swimmers and 18 relay teams representing 18 nations started early on July 26th in Rapperswil, Switzerland to compete in the annual International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen. "Our goal was to reach Zürich within the 12-hour cutoff by swimming nonstop or as a relay," said veteran Vasanti

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Swimming Is A Unifier

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. American open water swimmer, event director and coach Suzie Dods of San Francisco, California has a motto, "The world is 75% water, swimming is a unifier." She explains its origin. "I guess it just comes from my experience. Through swimming I have traveled to all sorts of different places in the world.

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Professionals On The Prowl

Professional marathon swimmers travel the world to compete in a number of open water swimming competitions. With swimsuits and goggles always in their carry-on bags, and passports filled with visa stamps in different sizes, shapes, and colors, these swimmers fly hundreds of thousands of air miles to participate in open water swims on various

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Gábor Molnár Crawling Down The Körös

Gábor Molnár, an open water swimmer from Hungary who trains with the hard-core in Cork, Ireland, successfully completed his second solo marathon swim down the River Körös in 4 hours 18 minutes. It was his 20.48 km swim down the River Körös in eastern Hungary. "It was mostly a sunny day as I was escorted by a canoe and an escort boat captained by Gergö

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Sri Chinmoy In The Open Water

EPA photographed a statue of Indian spiritual leader and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Sri Chinmoy in the flooded Vltava river in central Prague, Czech Republic. He is the namesake of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team that holds many athletic events worldwide including the International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen. His

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