Dina Levacic won the Triple Crown Project

dina-levacicDina Levacic is the first Croatian native to make the crossing of the channel La Manche. This morning she started from Dover (UK), and after almost 11 hours swimming she touched the French coast at 7.10 p.m.

This was the third and last of three swims required for Levacic to enter the elite ranks of the Triple Crown Project, a swimming marathon that must be completed in 90 days. In addition to the 20.2 miles she successfully swam across the channel La Manche, in August Levacic completed 20.2 mile swim from Catalina Island Read more

42nd Faros marathon

angela-maurer2Like last year we saw a duel in the finish of the 42. Faros marathon (the International Croatian Championship in long distance swimming which takes place every last Saturday in August) that was not decided until the last second. This year among the participants were Guillermo Bertola from Argentina and Matteo Furlan, the winner of the last three marathons. Matteo won again and for the fourth time in a row raised the big cup in the port of Stari Grad. Matteo’s time was 3:12:35, while Bertola, in what was his first participation at the Faros Marathon, had time 3:12:37 and won the second place. The third place won  Lars Bottelier from Netherlands. His time was 3:12:47. Of the domestic competitors, the best was Dino Spadina (KDP Split) with time 3:20:00 (sixth place overall).
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41st Faros marathon

matteo-furlan-2At one point it seemed that the victory in the 41. Faros marathon (the International Croatian Championship in long distance swimming which takes place every last Saturday in August) could finally go to a Croat. Duje Milan from Kastela was swimming alongside Matteo Furlan (27), the winner of the last two marathons, until the very last kilometer. But then, in the finish, the Italian left the 19-year-old Duje, who swims for Split, behind. With the final time of 3:05.07 Matteo scored the third win in a row, while Milan finished second with 3:07:32. Last year he was third. Read more

Stari Grad

In 384 B.C. here was happened history birth of the unique city of Faros. It was at the beginning of 99th ancient Olympics, following the arrival by sea of some Ionian Hellenics from the Cyclades island of Paros in the Aegean who come to the Adriatic and „having settled by the sea, founded a city“. It was the first Greek polis in the Adriatic, known as Pharos, with its laws, administration and money. Read more