Faros Marathon Swim
The Faros Marathon Swim (Faros Maratón) is also the annual Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championships, a 16-kilometer race from Stari Grad to Faros, Croatia. It is organized by the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation, an organization that was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Organisation in 2011. The competiton has developed over the last 36 years from a small provincial marathon swim into a world-class event drawing the international elite. The professional race is 16 kilometers in the sea of Stari Grad Bay on Hvar Island and takes place in the month of August. 1,089 athletes from 42 countries have taken part in this international celebration of marathon endurance that one of the leading sports events in Croatia. Previously known as the Yugoslav International Long Distance Swimming Championship, the organisation continued to host their event even despite war conditions.
Athletes from Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herz, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, the U.S.A. and Wales have participated in the international event.
Name Vicko Soljan
Date: 27 August 2011