Healthy Lifestyle: Swimming in Istanbul!

Petroleum Equipment International Middle East is committed to well being of its employees. It encourages participation in sports events and promotes healthy lifestyle among its staff.

Healthy Lifestyle: Key Swimming Race

PEI-ME team participated in 2017 Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul. Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Walid Ahmad, finished the 6.5 km swim in 1:21:23 hours. As a result, he became a certified ‘Cross Continental Swimmer’.

The race is an annual event taking place in Istanbul / Turkey in July every year. It starts at Kanlica station on Asian side of Istanbul and finishes at Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side. The race attracts participants from over fifty countries in the world. In 2016, The World Open Water Swimming Association selected this race as the 2016 World Open Water Offering of the Year.

Reflections

Commenting on his experience, Walid said:

“It was a great event!. When you finally make it in the middle of the Bosphorous, it is really hard to concentrate on swimming and resist the mind blowing beauty of Istanbul.”

“There were athletes from all walks in life. The oldest race finisher, 87 years old, taught me a valuable lesson about human aspiration and determination.”

I am very grateful to my family and colleagues for their encouragement and support. I wouldn’t have made it without them.”