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International Bangla Channel Marathon Swim

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Three pioneer swimmers of 16.1 km The Bangla Channel swim course on 14 January 2006: Lipton Sarker, Fazlul Kabir Sina and Salman Saeed
The Bangla Channel swim course, established on 14 January 2006

The International Bangla Channel Marathon Swim (or the Fortune Bangla Channel Swimming) stretches 16.1 km from mainland Bangladesh (Teknaf) to St. Martin's Island across The Bangla Channel and is located in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. The 2018 event is call Fortune Bangla Channel Swimming 2018 - 13th Edition.

History[edit]

Course[edit]

Swimmers can complete a 16.1 km one-way swim or a 32.2 km double-crossing from mainland Bangladesh (Teknaf) to St. Martin's Island located in the Bay of Bengal. The course is called The Bangla Channel. It also serves as a charity event for the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research in Bangladesh.

Extreme Bangla, Professional's System, and North Alpine Club Bangladesh co-organized the swimming marathon in 2012. Extreme Bangla and Shwaroz Adventure co-organize the 2018 event.

Contacts[edit]

Fazlul Kabir, fazlulkabirsina@gmail.com

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