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The 35th Edition of the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim Race, organized by the Turkish National Olympic Committee (TMOK), unfolded in Istanbul, a breathtaking aquatic spectacle that transcended borders.

From the serene waters of Kanlıca Pier to the resounding cheers ignited by the start signal from the Youth and Sports Minister Osman Aşkın Bak, the race coursed through the heart of Istanbul’s waterscape, concluding at Kuruçeşme.

Over 2,600 athletes from over 70 nations embraced the challenge, navigating a rigorous 6.5-kilometer (4.03 miles) course that demanded every ounce of their resolve.

In the men’s general category, victory unfurled its flag for Doğukan Ulaç, who blazed the watery trail with a timing of 41 minutes and 22 seconds.

In the women’s general category, the triumphant muse was Burcunaz Narin, who carved her supremacy with a timing of 42 minutes and 54 seconds.

The President of TMOK, Uğur Erdener,  in his speech, celebrated the diverse blend of 2,600 athletes from over 70 countries who came together for this unique event, extending his congratulations on their endeavors.

This was, for him, a remarkable chapter etched in both Istanbul’s legacy and the nation’s sporting tapestry.