40 solo swimmers and 21 teams from all over the world started early in the morning in Rapperswil with the goal to reach Zurich within 12 hours by swimming nonstop on the Lake Zurich. In the beginning the sky was cloudy, but around noon the sun came to the fore and the air temperature climbed up to 27°C. Around Meilen the lake was choppy, the water temperature was ca. 21- 22° C.
First to reach Zurich was Marco Allegretti from Italy in 6 h 19 m 41s. He beat the record of Jürg Schmid (CH) in the cate- gory “Men without wetsuit” from 2008. Fastest in the women’s category was Rachael Lee from Ireland with 7h 02m 15s. In the category “Relays with wetsuit” the team “Young, fast and furious” from Switzerland placed first in 6h 59m 11s. “Young and fast” the three girls are indeed, being only 12, 13 and 14 years of age! This is the short online summary; the full version is available on DVD.
Am Sonntag, den 10. August fand zum 27. Mal das vom Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team organisierte Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen von Rapperswil nach Zürich statt. Das Lokal-TV TeleZüri hat darüber berichtet.
In August 2013 the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team organized its 26th International Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim on the Lake of Zurich. Enjoy the highlights of one of the most treasured swimming competitions, for which the participants have to wait years to be accepted.
Length: 8:43 min
Camera: Kedar Misani on GH3
Edited by kedarvideo Switzerland
Produced for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Music by Parichayaka Hammerl