2,500 Years Later, The Revival Of The Authentic Marathon Swim

Petar Stoychev and Vicky Kouveli Win Authentic Marathon Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Amateur and professional swimmers from Japan, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Bulgaria and Greece competed at The Authentic Marathon Swim on September 4th – 6th at Pefki, Evia of the Municipality of Istiaia – Edipsos, Greece.

The historic naval battle of Artemision in 480 B.C. saw the Greek forces fight against the Persian fleet. The 10 km route of The Authentic Marathon Swim took place in the straits of Artemision that connects Central Greece with Thessaly and the regional units of Evia, Magnesia and Fthiotida.

Istiaia-Edipsos Mayor Kontzias said, “It was a special honor for our municipality to revive this historic sporting event based on the principle of Plutarch’s statement, ‘Courage is the beginning of victory.’

Olympic silver medalist Spyros Gianniotis participated as one of the officials and guests in The Authentic Marathon Swim as did his former Olympic rivals Yasu Hirai and Petar Stoychev who won the 10 km race. FINA masters swimming championVicky Kouveli won the women’s 10 km race with Greek national-level swimmers also participating (Olympian Marianna Lymperta, Sofia Psilolignou, Giannis Kotsiopoulos, Dimitris Negris, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Stellina Aplanti, Ilektra Lebl, Olga Ntalla and George Skotadis).

The event was held in accordance with FINA regulations and the health protocol based on the instructions of the expert scientists-collaborators of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and recommendations of the Greek General Secretariat of Sports’ Health Committee, established by Active Media Group, ensuring the health of athletes and attendees.

10 km Finisher Results:
1. Petar Stoychev 2:40:15
2. ΣΑΡΡΗΓΕΩΡΓΙΔΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ 2:46:49
3. ΚΟΥΒΕΛΗ ΒΙΚΥ 2:48:22
4. ΣΗΜΑΝΤΗΡΑΣ ΝΙΚΟΣ 2:59:14
5. ΜΠΑΝΤΟΥΒΑΝΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ 3:00:43
6. ΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ ΑΡΗΣ 3:02:12
7. ΝΤΟΚΟΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ 3:06:59
8. ΗΛΙΑΔΗΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ 3:13:30
9. ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΥ ΤΑΞΙΑΡΧΗΣ ΕΥΣΤΑΘΙΟΣ 3:43:18
10. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΙΟΡΔΑΝΗΣ 4:04:46
11. ΚΑΤΣΙΚΑΡΗ ΜΑΡΙΑ 4:08:11
12. ΚΑΡΑΜΠΑΣ ΑΡΗΣ 4:10:29
13. ΝΤΕΛΛΑ ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ 4:23:41
14. ΨΙΛΟΛΙΓΝΟΥ ΣΟΦΙΑ 4:28:55
15. ΒΕΝΕΤΣΑΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ 4:36:47
16. ΕΥΓΕΝΕΙΑΔΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ 4:41:42
17. ΚΩΤΣΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ 4:42:20
18. ΑΝΔΡΙΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ 4:43:54
19. ΖΟΥΛΟΥΜΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ 4:59:34
20. ΣΤΕΡΓΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΗΣ 5:01:24
21. ΚΟΥΤΡΑΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ 5:11:58
22. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΠΑΝΟΣ 5:12:24

3 km Top 10 Results:
1. ΝΕΓΡΗΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ 38:19
2. ΓΚΟΤΖΙΑΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ 38:55
3. ΣΚΟΤΑΔΗΣ ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ 39:01
4. ΚΟΡΟΒΕΣΗΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΣ 40:25
5. ΛΕΜΠΛ ΗΛΕΚΤΡΑ-ΒΑΡΒΑΡΑ 43:48
6. ΑΠΛΑΝΤΗ ΣΤΕΛΙΝΑ 44:43
7. ΝΤΑΛΛΑ ΟΛΓΑ 47:31
8. ΧΑΜΑΛΙΛΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΑ 48:57
9. ΛΥΜΠΕΡΤΑ ΜΑΡΙΑΝΝΑ 49:22
10. ΜΠΑΝΤΟΥΒΑΝΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ 50:01

1.5 km Top 10 Results:
1. ΓΕΩΡΓΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ 19:24
2. ΜOΙΡΑΣ ΜΑΝΟΣ 22:12
3. ΛΑΙΟΣ ΘΟΔΩΡΗΣ 23:57
4. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ 24:21
5. ΤΡΙΒΙΖΑΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ 25:22
6. ΑΣΗΜΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ 28:02
7. ΤΣΟΝΟΣ ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ 28:54
8. ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΕΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ 29:40
9. ΧΑΝΤΖΗΔΑΚΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ 29:58
10. ΠΑΠΑΔΑΚΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ 30:13

For more information on the event, visit www.authenticmarathonswim.com.

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