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Posts Tagged: "turkey"

Why did the Irishman swim the Dardanelles?

You will have to read a bit further to get the answer to that question. I was first attracted to the Hellespont swim a number of years ago. The reasons were many – the story of Leander swimming every night to visit his beloved Hero, the first successful attempt to swim it by Lord Bryon in 1810,...

The Bosphorus: My story of swimming from Asia to Europe.

Eventually all middle-aged men hit "peak triathlon" so towards the end of 2015 I resolved to freshen things up for 2016 by focusing on single discipline events (with the emphasis on "events" rather than races). Swimming wise this meant some coaching to improve my plodding...