Faros Maratón’s Random Selection Process

In order to be completely fair at many professional competitions and marathon swimming events, there are random number selections so no athlete can complain that one boat crew or another escort boat is better than [...]

Irene Van Der Laan Participates For Ages

51-year-old Irene van der Laan, an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame from the Netherlands, will be swimming in her 20th Faros Maratón, the 16 km Croatian International Long Distance Swimming [...]

Christine Jennings Stars In Stari Grad

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Christine Jennings is traveling throughout Europe like many of recent American college graduates, hanging out at resorts and beaches, soaking up the sun, enjoying the sights, and making a [...]

Ous Mellouli Headlines Faros Maraton

He certainly keeps his competition constantly guessing. Where will he swim? What will he swim? Is he training? Ous Mellouli has the singlehanded ability to completely change the perspective of any race he enters and [...]

Father And Daughter To Split 16K In Croatia

Dr. Josip Aralica and his 16-year-old daughter Lucija, will swim the 38th annual Faros Maratón together. Josip has already completed the 16 km Faros Maratón twice and it will be Lucija's first attempt. But Lucija [...]

All-time Winners Of The Faros Maratón

Race director Vicko Šoljan and Janez Maroević provided photos of the all-time winners of the Faros Maratón from the 1970's on in a beautiful collage shown on left. They also provided the fastest times at [...]

TV Interview With Vicko Šoljan

Vicko Šoljan of Yugoslavia and Croatia was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007 as an Honour Administrator. The long-time organizer of the 16 km Faros Maratón (since 1976) also founded [...]

Germany Sweep Of The Faros Maratón

He chased gold medalist Ous Mellouli in the Serpentine at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but two-time Olympic medalist Thomas Lurz was being chased in the annual 16km Faros Maratón in the Adriatic Sea from [...]

Faros Maratón To Be Commemorated In Monograph

Vicko Šoljan of the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation will publish a grand gala monograph of the Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championship – Faros Maratón in early 2012. Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the [...]

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