Tag: Faros Maratón

How Times Have Changed In The Open Water

Courtesy of Faros Maratón, a a 16 km race from Stari Grad to Faros, Croatia organized by the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation. From row boats to motor boats, Faros Maratón has constantly evolved. Over the last 40 years, Faros has grown from a small provincial marathon swim into a world-class event drawing the international elite. But it is

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What Were The Referees Watching?!?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sometimes, we really do not understand why open water swimming referees make disqualifications or give yellow cards or red cards. But then when we see such a fragrant violation of basic open water swimming impeding rules like the example above from the 39th 16 km Faros Maratón, we REALLY do not understand

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Scandal And/Or Tie? Athletes Move On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is not often that newspapers describe scandals in open water swimming events, but when they do, it is big news. At least locally. The newspaper covering the 39th 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia published a lengthy article on the controversial second-place tie between Vlodymer Voronko of Ukraine and

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Matteo Furlan Has Reasons To Smile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Matteo Furlan of Italy won the 39th annual 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia today over Canadian Xavier Desharnais and Ukrainian Vlodymer Voronko who tied for second. 1. Matteo Furlan (Italy) 3:10:15 2. Vlodymer Voronko (Ukraine) 3:11:56 2. Xavier Desharnais (Canada) 3:11:56 4. Mark Deans (Scotland) 3:14:03 5.

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And Baby Makes Three

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nadine and Christine Reichert are one of the many husband-and-wife teams on the global open water swimming circuit. The German pair compete on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup and FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuits. But Nadine took time to give birth to their first child.

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