World’s Top Swimmers Petar Stoychev & Yasunari Hirai At The Authentic Marathon Swim
- by XpatAthens
- Friday, 31 July 2020
The historic race The Authentic Marathon Swim revives at Artemision 2,500 years later. The interest of swimmers from all over the world, to participate in the authentic marathon swimming route and other swimming activities, is gradually peaking, as the date of the great sporting event approaches, occurring on September 4-6, 2020, at Pefki, Evia, of the Municipality of Istiaia - Edipsos.
World-class athletes will be present eagerly
The number of participating swimmers listed among the elite of marathon swimming is enriched with major names on a daily basis. Further to the confirmation of the first two hall of famers, the silver Olympic medalist Spyros Gianniotis and the Hungarian swimmer Attila Manyoki, the swimming Olympic champion Petar Stoychev is the third consecutive hall of famer to confirm that he will be taking part in The Authentic Marathon Swim. The Bulgarian champion has participated in 4 Olympics, has 11 consecutive titles in major international open water marathon swimming FINA series and holds the impressive achievement of being in the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame. The race will also be honored with the participation of the Japanese Olympic champion in Rio, Yasunari Hirai. Top names from Greece will also take part in The Authentic Marathon Swim. Specifically, the open water masters’ world champion, Vicky Kouveli and the bronze medalist in 2011 world open water swimming championship, with 4 participations in Olympics and 37 gold Greek championships, Marianna Lymperta will also compete in the event, together of course with the elite of the Greek national open water swimming team.
In the afternoon of Saturday, September 5, the action will begin with the 3km and 1.5km open water swimming races. Respectively, on the morning of Sunday, September 6, the event will culminate with the revival of the authentic 10km marathon swimming route, while at the same time the 800m children’s race will be taking place. All swimming routes will be executed with absolute safety at Pefki, Evia, of the Municipality of Istiaia - Edipsos. The Authentic Marathon Swim will be held with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, according to FINA regulations.
Accommodation packages & offers at the Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos
The Authentic Marathon Swim already collaborates with more than 30 hotels in the region, with the aim of revitalizing the sports tourism industry of Northern Evia and strengthening the Greek tourism product. Up to this point, this year’s event is enormously supported with special offers and prices starting from 40 euros, by the following hospitality sponsors: Maria Louiza Apartments, Hotel 40 Platania, Altamar Hotel, Ellaeon Throesma, Artemision Hotel, Galini Hotel Edipsos, Ilios Studios, Villa Anastasia, Κochili Apartments, Hydna Studios, Island, Irene Studios, Aidipsos Hotel, Aktaion Hotel, Aenaon Studios, Alex Spa Hotel, Anesis Pefki, Artemis Rooms Pefki, Arethousa Hotel, Avli Hotel, Dimitra Apartments, Ermis Spa Hotel, Evia Dream, Galini Hotel Pefki, Kallithea Hotel, Katerina Apartments, Lito Hotel, Mitho Hotel, Jenny Studios, Papadioti Αpartments, Rodon Hotel, Drosia Studios, Garden Studios Pefki.
Participants and visitors can take advantage of the special offers, providing reduced accommodation prices and late check out while discovering beautiful hotels in the areas of Pefki, Loutra Edipsos, Artemision, Istiaia, Kanatadika, Neos Pyrgos, Orei and Agiokampos.
Photo Credit: Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos