New Documented Swim: Avishag Turek – Sea of Galilee two-way

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Avishag Turek‘s pioneering 41 km double crossing of the Sea of Galilee is now published and ratified. Avishag’s swim was documented by Guy Cohen, who himself has completed three Galilee length crossings.

The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) for me is where the sport of Open-Water-Swimming of my land was born. About 70 years after Matthew Webb crossed for the first time the English Channel, Yitzhak Yehezkel ‘ours’ had crossed the Sea of Galilee and was probably the first marathon swimmer to do so in the land of Israel, even before we could call it our home.

– Avishag Turek

This was Avishag’s 11th career Galilee length crossing. For more, see marathonswimmers.org/swims/2019/turek-galilee