Lake Balaton swimming
Balatonboglár, 2018. július 14. Résztvevõk a 36. Balaton-átúszáson Révfülöp és Balatonboglár között 2018. július 14-én. A versenyzõk 5,2 kilométeres távot teljesítettek. MTI Fotó: Böröczky Bulcsú

More than 7,300 people participated in this summer’s cross-Balaton swim, organised for the 36th time, on Saturday.

The athletes traditionally start off Révfülöp, in the north, and swim 5.2 kilometres to reach Balatonboglár on the south side.

Organisers told MTI that the fastest swimmer, Márk Papp, covered the distance in 1 hour and 26 seconds. Papp holds the cross-Balaton record of 58 minutes and 33 seconds, which he clocked two years ago.

The fastest female swimmer was Mexico’s Fernanda Armenta, with 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Eighty-two year old Elemér Bucsányi and Zsuzsanna Kertész (80) were the oldest participants.

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Veteran swimmer Béla Gurbán has participated in all 36 events.

Participants arrived from all over Hungary and nearly 40 other countries.

Featured image: MTI

Source: MTI

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