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A Former Lithuanian Triathlete to Cross Baikal for Two Days
29.07.2011 08:15
A Former Lithuanian Triathlete to Cross Baikal for Two Days
Vidmantas Urbonas

A former Lithuanian triathlete is to cross the Lake Baikal in its widest and deepest place for two days.



On Thursday morning Vidmantas Urbonas, 53, the 1998 world ultra-triathlon champion, has started its race from the cape Bezymyanniy (Nameless) in Buryatia. The water temperature was 10 degrees. Having swum some kilometers he took some rest and hot drink on board of an escort boat and then kept on swimming, says the Russian print media.


Urbonas plans to finish his race July 29 in the evening near the island Olkhon (cape Khara-Hkushun or cape Ukhan). The swimmer is followed by a boat of Baikal rescue team and a boat with Lithuanian TV group. According to Urbonas he can swim up to 25 km per 6-8 hours. To cross the lake Baikal he is to swim 60 km.


Vidmantas Urbonas is known also for his swimming across the Baltic Sea to call attention to its environmental problems.


To travel to Buryatia and the Lake Baikal you may order train tickets here

Author: Irina Fomina

Tags: Baikal Russia Buryatia   

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