Turkish swimmer sets new record as crossing from Turkey to Cyprus

A former Turkish national swimmer crossed the eastern Mediterranean from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to set a new record.

Turkish swimmer sets new record as crossing from Turkey to Cyprus

A former Turkish national swimmer crossed the eastern Mediterranean from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to set a new record.

Alper Sunacoglu swam the 75-km distance between Turkey's southern coastal town Anamur and the TRNC's Girne province in 26 hours 15 minutes, almost eight hours shorter than a 1974 record of swimmer Ersin Aydin.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Sunacoglu said he had hard times tackling in the night with waves as high as three meters.

Sunacoglu said he actually planned to swim to Athens, however, he had faced some bureaucratic problems, adding that he was set to swim from Izmir to Kusadasi next May or June.

Ersin Aydin, the previous record holder, is among the swimmers that crossed the English Channel.


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Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2010, 10:25
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