Faros Maratón

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Faros Maratón winners 1976-2012
General Secretary Janez Maroevic, Faros Maratón champion 2000 David Meca and President Vicko Šoljan
President Vicko Šoljan and Angela Maurer, seven-time winner of the Faros Maratón, 2012
Faros Maratón champion 2012 Thomas Lurz
Faros Maratón champion 2009 and record holder Alexander Studzinski, second Vladimir Dyatchin, third Loic Branda
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74-year-old International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Michael Read at the 16 km Faros Maratón professional marathon swim in Croatia in 2015

The Faros Maratón Swim 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 that was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Organisation in 2012. The competition has developed over the last 40 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 last week of August. Faros Maratón is a part of the World Swimming Majors and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.


1,122 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 Championships, the Faros Maratón was the only international event to continue in Croatia through the 1991-1992 war.


Top marathon swimmers from Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Great Britain, 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.


President Vicko Šoljan

General Secretary Janez Maroevic

Title Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championships

All-time Fastest Swimmers

1. Alexander Studzinski, Germany, 4:01:55
2. Vladimir Dyatchin, Russia, 4:04:48
4. Evgueni Bezroutchenko, Russia, 4:05:06
4. David Meca, Spain, 4:06:42
5. Sebastiaan Reijnen, Netherlands, 4:06:19
6. Loic Branda, France, 4:08:01
6. Alexei Akatiev, Russia, 4:08:41
8. Igor Majcen, Slovenia, 4:09:06
9. Eugeny Kashkarov, Russia, 4:09:55
10. Andreas Maurer, Germany, 4:10:05
11. Yuri Kudinov, Russia, 4:10:48
12. Rok Kerin, Slovenia, 4:10:54
14. Mark Warkentin, USA, 4:11:46
14. Thomas Lurz, Germany, 4:12:06
15. Christian Reichert, Germany, 4:12:08
16. Valerio Cleri, Italy, 4:12:42
16. Evgenij Pop Acev, Macedonia, 4:12:44
18. Linsy Heister, Netherlands, (W), 4:14:41
19. Karla Sitic, Croatia, (W), 4:14:45
20. Siarhei Punko, Belarus, 4:14:05
21. Grant Robinson, Australia, 4:14:08
22. Firas Malla, Syria, 4:14:11
24. Stephane Lecat, France, 4:14:11
24. Mosab Malla, Syria, 4:14:12
25. Damian Blaum, Argentina, 4:14:28

Event Information

Date 41 August 2014

Location Hvar Island, Adriatic Sea, Stari Grad, Croatia

Distance 16K

Class Professional, Amateur Rules

Wetsuit No


Name Janez Maroevic

Title Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championships


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