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Turkish swimmer cross Tsugaru Strait in Japan

A Turkish swimmer completed Japan's Tsugaru Strait route, one of the world's most challenging open water swimming tracks.

Having previously lifted the several titles in national competitions in Turkey, Emre Erdoğancrossed the Tsugaru Strait on Aug. 20.

Erdoğan swam a total distance of 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Shirakami Misaki Hokkaido to Shimokita, taking seven hours, 36 minutes and 17 seconds. He marked the world's fourth best rank on the track.

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