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Lake Balhash Race

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Lake Balhash Race is a 32 km open water swim across Lake Balkhash in eastern Kazakhstan. Lake Balkhash is the largest body of water in the republic, a crescent-shaped lake that extends 600 km. Balkhash is the only lake on the planet having water of different composition: its western part is freshwater and the eastern part is saline. Due to the narrow strait and the Saryesyk peninsula, the lake waters do not mix.

It is part of the Grand Swim Series and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swimming Relays.

2019 Grand Swim Series Events[edit]

1. Swim 24 Swimming Marathon, a 24-hour swim and a 6-hour night swim in a competition pool in St. Petersburg, Russia held in April
2. Kotlin Race Swimming Marathon a 25 km open water swim in Neva Bay in St. Petersburg, Russia held in May
3. Lake Balhash Race, a 32.2 km open water swim across Lake Balkhash in eastern Kazakhstan held between May and September
4. Issyk-Kul Race, a 45 km open water swim across Issyk-Kul in the deep basin of the northeast Kyrgyzstan held between May and September
5. 13 Bridges, a 27 km open water swim along the Neva River through St. Petersburg, Russia to the Gulf of Finland held between June and August
6. Neva Swimming Marathon, a 77 km open water swim in the Neva River to the Gulf of Finland held between June and September
7. Baikal Race, a 35 km open water swim across Lake Baikal in Russia held between July and August
8. Valaam Swimming Marathon, a 20 km open water swim from the island of Putsaari to the island of Valaam in Ladoga Lake, Russia held between July and August

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