Bosphorus Cross Continental is Istanbul's annual Asia-to-Europe swimming, rowing and sailing competition.
Thousands of Turkish and international athletes aged from 14 to 71 take part under the motto everyone needs sport. Visitors can also enjoy water-skiing and jet-skiing shows.
The winners cover this distance in less than an hour— the record is around 50 minutes. I
Over years, the water race has become a true international brand.
Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.
See our Coronavirus page here.