41st Faros marathon

At 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

Faros invitation 2015

Dear Friends,

We would like to inform You of the date of our next 40th CROATIAN INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP — FAROS MARATHON 2015 (16 km) which is going to be held in Stari Grad, Hvar Island, Croatia on the Auqust 29th 2015 (Saturday). 2012 Faros Marathon became the first marathon in the World which inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as Honour Organisation. Read more

Father-Daughter Rivalry In Faros Marathón

While Anastasia Krapivina of Russia comfortably won the women’s division over local Karla  Sitić at the 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia, there was another interesting race within a race.  This rivalry was father-daughter style. 44-year-old dr. Josip Aralica and his 17-year-old daughter Lucija both swam the 39th edition of Faros Maratón.

This was Josip’s fourth Faros Maratón and it was Lucija’s second attempt. Last year, Lucija couldn’t keep up with dad: 3:52:15 to 3:56:45 with the good doctor 4 and a half minutes ahead. Read more