Colors, flags, visitors from 41 countries, athletes filled the streets of the city of Rethymno, hosting the World event "OCEANMAN" (28-30 October)
Rethymno is excited to create a new open water swimming race experience that allows 800 athletes from 41 countries to compete in a unique destination while enjoying a beautiful weekend full of sports and cultural events.
Hundreds of athletes are competing, testing stamina, in an environment that can energize the human spirit and inspire athletes to cross that finish line.
The swimmers who had qualified from previous OCEANMAN races swam 10km, 5km, 2 km as well as teams of 3 people had the opportunity to swim 500m each. At the same time, those who had not qualified from previous races participated in the open races of the same distances.
Through international athletic events, Rethymno is also looking to boost tourism with the city offering beach, nature, adventure, food and cultural history.
Home to the best outdoor activities that contains a full “mountain-to-sea” ecosystem, the city also sits beside one of Crete's most beautiful coastlines, making it a premier tourist and ecological destination recently awarded, and a great place for world swimming champion racing.