While many sporting events have been cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic, a unique swimming challenge took place in Istanbul on Sunday.
Hundreds of competitors took part in the 32nd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, which is considered one of the world’s best open water swimming races and the only intercontinental swimming contest.
The race started in Istanbul’s Kanlica district, which lies on the Asian side of the city, and ended in the European Kurucesme district.
According to Hurriyet Daily News, 1,765 swimmers from 59 countries braved the 6.5km (four mile) race. (BBC)