It’s the 28th time the Bosphorus has hosted the event, with 1541 swimmers from 49 countries participating. This traditional race is held on a 6.5km course from Asia to Europe, beginning in Kanlica and ending at Kuruçesme Cemil Topuzlu Park.
While the feat of swimming from one continent to another is an achievement in itself, it’s still a race nonetheless. The winners were both locals, with Ömer Tara winning the men’s event in a time of 47 mins 39 secs, and Nilay Erkal winning the women’s race five minutes behind.
As you can see, the race looked incredible.