Ohrid Swimming Marathon

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The Ohrid Swimming Marathon (Macedonian: Охридски Пливачки Маратон, Ohridski Plivački Maraton) is an international Open water swimming competition, established in always taking place in the waters of the Ohrid Lake, Republic of Macedonia. The swimmers are supposed to swim 30 km from Sveti Naum to the Ohrid harbor.

The 2008 Marathon[edit]

The 2008 competition was the 22nd edition of the Ohrid Swimming Marathon. Prior to the event the Swimming Federation of Macedonia announced that in 2008 there will be about 25 competitors, of which six are from the Republic of Macedonia itself and several other swimmers from other countries including Argentina, Bulgaria or Slovenia.[1] The winner of the marathon was Bulgarian swimmer Petar Stoychev.

Past winners[edit]

  Course record

Date Winner-Men Nationality Time (h:m:s) Winner-Women Nationality Time (h:m:s)
1992 Pavel Ramdisek  Slovakia Teodora Raptis  Macedonia
1993 Zoltan Kade  Hungary Rita Kovács  Hungary
1994 Julio Fernandez  Argentina
1995 Julio Fernandez  Argentina
1996 David Meca Medina  Spain Rita Kovács  Hungary
1997 David Meca Medina  Spain
1998 David Meca Medina  Spain
1999 Aleksey Akatyev  Russia
2000 Igor Majcen  Slovenia 5:19:49
2001 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria
2002 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria
2003 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria
2004 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria
2005 Gilles Rondy  France 5:23:58
2006 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:36:19
2007 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:52:00 Esther Nuñez Morera  Spain 6:26:15
2008 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 6:14:51
2009 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:25:37
2010 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:37:39 Karla Šitić  Croatia 5:47:18
2011 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:35:13 Karla Šitić  Croatia 5:52:55
2012 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 5:19:30 Olga Koziul  Russia 5:33:41
2013 Axel Reymond  France 5:09:54 Martina Grimaldi  Italy 5:24:07
2014 Brian Ryckeman  Belgium 5:41:47
2015 Evgeniy Pop Atsev[2]  Macedonia 5:39:42[2] Alice Franco[2]  Italy 5:44:03[2]


  1. ^ Vest newspaper
  2. ^ a b c d "Евгениј Поп Ацев победник на 29. Охридскиот пливачки маратон" [Evgeniy Pop Atsev wins the 29th Ohrid Swimming Marathon]. www.libertas.mk. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.