Update On The New 30K Race In Syria

Update On The New 30K Race In Syria

The new 30K FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Syria is scheduled on September 17th. But the social and political situation in Syria where the weeks-long rebellion continues against the regime of President Bashar Assad, continues. Reports from military sources as well as Syrian youth armed with mobile phones and cameras describe a bloody uprising and brutal crackdown in parts of the country.

While the new 30K event is welcomed by the world’s marathon swimming community, it remains to be seen how many athletes and coaches will decide to visit a country where social uprisings may continue for the foreseeable future.

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