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''Aegeathlon'' is the distinctive name for an ambitious swimming relay race across the Aegean Sea. Six athletes with disability and two swimmers / coaches managed to swim across the distance between Cape Sounion of Attica and the island of Mylos in the middle of the Aegean Sea in five days.

''Aegeathlon'' took place between September 20 and September 25, 2003. The ''Aegeathlon'' team set off for Mylos, stopping over at the islands of Kythnos, Sifnos, Serifos and Kimolos.

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Mission & Objectives


''Aegeathlon'', the swimming relay across the Aegean Sea, has been an audacious endeavour that aimed to inform and inspire the public as well as media representatives about athletes with a disability, their potential and achievements.

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Athletes


The athletes who took part in the Aegean swimming relay were all experienced swimmers. Six of them are Paralympic athletes (with a disability) and have excelled in sports achievements on an international level.

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Sponsors & supporters


''Aegeathlon'' was supported by companies and people who showcased their support to Paralympic athletes and their faith in their potential. At the same time, numerous professionals offered their services voluntarily for the success of the project.

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