PAPHOS OPEN WATER MARATHON COURSE
For this year’s race course swimmers will be swimming in any stroke they want towards the first buoy, which they must over-pass by leaving it on their right-hand side. Then they need to swim to buoy 2 where they must take a right-hand turn leaving the buoy again on their right and then swim to buoy number 3 where they will leave it again on their right. Athletes of the Sprint distance will swim towards the exit from the sea and the athletes competing for the Marathon distance will have to do a second lap before heading to the exit. In case an athlete does not “clear” the buoys as depicted there exists the possibility of a DSQ. Swimmers will be responsible for covering the distance of the 2.5Km or 5Km as described. Water temperature will be measured at race morning and announced 60 min pre -start. Please observe wet suits regulations regarding usage: Age groupers – wet suit usage -based on water temperature.
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