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Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Beltquerung Between Denmark And Germany

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach.

Sergio Salomone explains about one of the world's most challenging channel swims: the 25 km Beltquerung.

The 25 km channel swim is in cool waters (16°C) of the Fehmarn Belt (Danish: Femern Bælt, German: Fehmarnbelt), a strait in the western part of the Baltic Sea between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland.

After the first unprecedented crossing in 1939 by local swimming pioneer Karl-Heinz Rauert, the top ten swimmers who have traversed between Rødby in Denmark and Puttgarden, Germany include the following channel swimmers:

1. Christof Wandratsch in 2005 in 5 hours 11 minutes
2. Sergio Salomone in 2010 in 6 hours 5 minutes
3. Manyoki Attila in 2011 in 6 hours 8 minutes
4. Yasutaka Kurokawa in 2010 in 6 hours 24 minutes
5. Heike Braun in 2006 in 6 hours 25 minutes
6. Claudio Plit in 2000 in 7 hours 28 minutes
7. Kirsten Seidel in 2003 in 9 hours 3 minutes
8. Jürgen Fussi in 2011 in 9 hours 35 minutes
9. Claudia Markwardt in 2005 in 10 hours 22 minutes
10. María Inés Mato in 1999 in 11 hours 4 minutes

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