We have a very special event taking place in Istanbul this month, Jul 26th, 2015: Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race as swimmers invade the waters as the world’s narrowest Strait is closed to commercial shipping. Organized by The National Olympic Committee of Turkey, the pleasure of making swimming or rowing from Asia to Europe, to experience the exquisite beauties of the Bosphorusl and witnessing the passion of the fans all combine to create this unique event.
The world’s first and only intercontinental swimming race is performed on Bosphorus. For 27 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul for friendship, to compete, to challenge and discover their limits.
In last year’s event, Turkish swimmer Hasan Emre Musluoğlu has won the 26th edition of the Cross-Continental Swimming Race, which took place in Istanbul on July 20. Musluoğlu crossed the Bosphorus, the straight that divides Asia and Europe, in 41 minutes and 26 seconds. –Source