31-st Ohrid swimming marathon will be held on Saturday

Almost all preparations have been completed for the start of this year’s 31st Olympic Swimming Marathon, which will be held on Saturday 19 of August on the route “Klime Savin”, in length of 30 km, starching from Saint Naum to the port of Ohrid. The marathon start will be at 12 o’clock from Saint Nuam, thus, the first swimmers are expected to arrive at the city port around 17 o’clock and 30 minutes – was stated during the press conference. This sport event is in organization of the Municipality of Ohrid in cooperation with the Swimming Federation, the Agency for sport and youth and the Union of the Sports Federations in R. of Macedonia and the main sponsor is the president Gjorge Ivanov. As the main organizers, we are proud that we have taken most of the obligations hence by engaging all of our resources we will succeed in having another successful edition of the Ohrid Swimming Marathon. 22 individuals this year will take participation, 15 of them are men’s and 7 are in women’s competition; they come from Argentina, France, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, Russia and the host Macedonia. In addition, this year’s Ohrid Swimming Marathon has special meaning because is the 3-rd Grand Prix run of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), it is one of the most prestigious and influential events on the final world list of marathon swimming – Said Mayor Nikola Bakracheski at the press conference. The representative of the technical delegation of FINA Sabolch Fodor and the representative of the Swimming Federation of Macedonia Jane Karajovanov expressed gratitude for the huge support of the Municipality of Ohrid which is the main organizer of the marathon and the hope that this world swimming event will pass in best order. Macedonian swimming marathon Evgeni Pop Acev, wished favorable weather conditions, announced that he is in excellent shape and expects to climb into the winning pedestal of this year’s Ohrid Swimming Marathon.