The Authentic Marathon Swim In Greece
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
The Authentic Marathon Swim returns for its second edition on July 2nd – 4th at Artemision, Greece. Amateur and professional swimmers from Greece and abroad will start 1.5 km, 3 km, 5 km and 10 km races in Pefki, Evia of the Municipality of Istiaia –Edipsos.
After Petar Stoychev and Vicky Kouveli won the 10 km races last year, the event revives a course over the shipwrecks of the naval battle of Artemision that took place in 480 B.C. Athletes will follow the example of Skyllias and his daughter Hydna, the first marathon swimmers according to Herodotus, The Father of History. Herodotus helped the Greek forces in the historic naval battle of Artemision against the Persian fleet. The demanding route will be held at the straits of Artemision, connecting Central Greece with Thessaly and the regional units of Evia, Magnesia and Fthiotida.
All routes of The Authentic Marathon Swim have been designed by the Greek national swimming coach Nikos Gemelos.
The event was held in accordance with FINA regulations and the health protocol based on the instructions of the expert scientists-collaborators of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and recommendations of the Greek General Secretariat of Sports’ Health Committee, established by Active Media Group, ensuring the health of athletes and attendees.
For more information on the event, visit www.authenticmarathonswim.com.
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