Alper Sunaçoğlu

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Alper Sunaçoğlu from Turkey
Alper Sunaçoğlu from Turkey after his 125 km solo swim
Alper Sunaçoğlu is a Turkish open water swimmer and member of the 24-hour club with his 78 km (48.4 miles) marathon swim from Mersin, Turkey to the island of Cyprus on 4-5 September 2010 in 26 hours 15 minutes under the auspices of the Turkey Swimming Federation. He broke the previous record of 43 hours 20 minutes set in 1973 by Ersin Aydin, an Honour Swimmer of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Sunaçoğlu has also done a 30 km swim in the Bosphorus (Istanbul) on 23 April 2011 in 2 hours 25 minutes and a 60 km swim in the Dardanelles on 29 October 2012 in 7 hours 12 minutes.

On 12 October 2013 he swam 280 km in 125 hours without an escort boat and without coming ashore and with no security closely protecting and escorting me. He had a GPS device to document his course and food and a first aid medicine for emergencies with me.

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