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Hel-Gdynia Marathon

Zwycięzcy: Peter Stoychev i Christine Jennings

The winners: Peter Stoychev and Christine Jennings

Reliable connectivity necessary for the proper and safe operation of the marathon was provided by RADMOR SA. 

25th of August 2012 the second edition of the swimming marathon was held in the waters of Puck Bay. Fourteen competitors from around the world on the way from Hel to Gdynia, had to overcome a distance of 18.5 km. This distance refer to swimming marathons which took place on this route in the 60's and 70's of the twentieth century. Due to the long distance, these events are classified as one of the toughest in the world, therefore the organizer invited in them only the best swimmers invited the world to participate.

Reliable connectivity necessary for the proper and safe operation of the marathon was provided by RADMOR SA. Based on DMR radios, RADMOR organized communication network, which guaranteed the safety of the event and people involved in it. The organizers had 37 handheld radios for their disposal. Each accompanying boat was equipped with a radio. They were also used on the other functional boats, and at the start of the race in Hel, and at the finish line in Gdynia. Communication was assured between all the boats and the organizers waiting for players on the shore. Appropriate communication range was guaranteed by repeater installed on the roof of Radmor building.  Proper network operation was monitored by our stuff from one of the boats and from Radmor building. Before the marathon all communication components have been tested, proper ranges have been examined and users were trained from equipment usage.

The purpose for the organization of this  type of event was to popularize long-distance swimming in open water, promotion of Gdynia and BCT (Baltic Container Terminal) as a company that cares about the development of the Polish Olympic sport and promotion of safe swimming and fair play spirit.

All starting competitors finished the marathon, including five women and nine men. It took only 3 hours and 51 minutes for favorite of this year's marathon, Bulgarian Peter Stoychev (11 times World Champion in swimming in open waters), to cross the finish line. Second with a time of 3 hours and 53 min was Australian Trent Grimsey, having to his credit a silver medal from the World Championships in swimming in open waters. American woman Christine Jennings finished third, winning first place among the women with a time of 4 hours.

The culmination of BCT Gdynia Marathon was the performance of Joanna Mitrosz from Gdynia (finalist from the London Olympics in rhythmic gymnastics) and honouring winners of this year's marathon with medals. 

 

          


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