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New record from Tsanko Tsankov in New Zealand

10 april 2024

New record from Tsanko Tsankov in New Zealand


OPTIX JSC extends heartfelt congratulations to Tsanko Tsankov for conquering yet another tough challenge: the demanding Cook Strait marathon in New Zealand.

On April 7, 2024, Tsanko Tsankov accomplished a remarkable feat, setting a new record for the fastest Cook Strait crossing. Battling strong ocean currents and chilling 12.7°C water temperatures, Tsankov completed the challenging 30.5-kilometer swim in an impressive 6 hours and 23 minutes. This achievement marks his third success in the prestigious Ocean Seven series, recognized by World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA).

Despite encountering tough conditions that forced a deviation from the intended route merely 3500 meters before the finish line, Tsankov's determination and skill prevailed. Ultimately, the Bulgarian swimmer emerged triumphant, demonstrating resilience, endurance, and unwavering commitment to success.

  • 10 april 2024
  • OPTIX Co