Bulgarian swimmer Tsanko Tsankov will try to break the world record in a swim from Europe to Africa through the Strait of Gibraltar.

According to bourgas.ru, Bulgarian swimmer Tsanko Tsankov will try to break the world record in a swim from Europe to Africa through the Strait of Gibraltar. The municipality of Burgas will support swimmer Tsanko Tsankov in his attempt to improve the world record. The administration will take the necessary steps to provide funds to ensure the participation of the Burgas swimmer in the competition.

Tsanko Tsankov shared his plans for preparing and participating in the marathon with the mayor of the city, Dimitar Nikolov, and the deputy mayor, Diana Savateva.

“Tsanko is a world-class swimmer who has repeatedly glorified the name of Burgas with his success. I believe that with his perseverance, good preparation and willpower, he will cope with this task as well,” Mayor Nikolov said.

The Strait of Gibraltar Marathon is one of the 7 toughest challenges. During the trials, the swimmer from Burgas will compete with 23 athletes from all over the world in overcoming the distance between Europe and Africa.

As it turns out, this swim is scheduled for September 1st to 10th, with the exact date to be announced at the last minute. The start will be from Cape Tarifa in Spain, and the final will be in Morocco. 17 kilometers 600 meters is the shortest distance between the Spanish and Moroccan coasts. However, it is difficult to overcome, and swimmers will use a longer route.

Recall that in 2019, Tsanko crossed the Burgas Bay, covering the distance from Cape Emine to Cape Maslen of almost 45 kilometers in about 14 hours.

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