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29# Çanakkale Maratonu -Turkish Victory Day swim - Swim Hellespont, Gallipoli to Ҫanakkale, Turkey

Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 08:00


This annual event is a swim race organised by local authorities. This date commemorates the final victory for the Turks in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 against the Greeks.

There is a time limit of 1½ hours to complete the course. The Turkish Coastguard reserve the right of removing swimmers from the water if they do not finish the crossing by this time.

SwimTrek organises a trip there http://www.swimhellespont.com