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1,500 athletes swam from Asia to Europe in Istanbul

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The 25th Cross-Continental Swimming Race organized by Turkish National Olympic Committee was held on Sunday July 7, 2013 with a motto of: ‘2 Continents 1 Race’.

1,532 athletes swam their way between Europe and Asia. Hasan Emre Musluoğlu from Turkey received the gold medal; another Turkish swimmer, Bertuğ Çoşkun, and Russia’s Evgeny Bezruchenko came in second and third respectively. Musluoğlu finished the 6.5-kilometer race across the Bosphorus in 39.13 minutes.

swim-race-ist13For the first time this year, the organizers accepted disabled swimmers to take part at the competition.

Rowing and canoeing races are also organized as part of the event.

Australian Olympic legend Ian Thorpe, was in Istanbul for a show swim on July 6. Hasan Emre Musluoğlu, who won the Cross-Continental Swimming race for the 4th consecutive year, received the cup from Ian Thorpe.
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