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Montecristo Challenge

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France - Marseille

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From: 2015.06.23 To: 2015.06.24

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This is one of the toughest, yet most spectacular, swimming events in Europe. Created in 1999 and inspired by a famous prison escape story out of a well known Alexandre Dumas novel, the Montecristo Challenge has become the most important sea swimming competition in France. Over two days, 2000 competitors fight it out over five kilometres. The race sets off at the infamous Chateau d’If Fortress, creating the feeling of an actual prison escape. After the event, take the opportunity to visit the former prison... don't worry, you don't have to swim back if you don't want to.

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