Tag: Faros Maratón

The Ties That Bind In A Small World

There are several hot spots of open water swimming around the world. From Melbourne and the Serpentine to Cape Town and Honolulu, these are wonderful oases where open water swimmers can find like-minded athletes and plenty of events. Two hot spots: Faros, Croatia and Rosario, Argentina have surprising ties. Faros, site of the long-running 16 km Faros

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A Stamp Of Approval For Faros Maratón

The Faros Maratón was honored with an official postage stamp in Croatia. The annual Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championships, a 16 km professional race from Stari Grad to Faros, was recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Organisation in 2012. For more information, visit here. Over 38 years nearly

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Hydration Hiccup

Olivier Ervyn, a Belgian who creates spectacular documentary photography, captured Alexander Studzinski trying to grab some hydration during the middle of the 2013 Faros Maratón in Croatia. Studzinski, the eventual winner of the 16 km marathon swim, spun over on his back too fast and missed a bit of his drink handed to him by his fiancée Beatrix

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Navigating With Nacho

Olivier Ervyn, a Belgian who creates spectacular documentary photography in Africa, took some time off and instead captured great imagery at the 2013 Faros Maratón in Croatia. Nacho Grignaschi, coach of Argentina's professional marathon swimmer Noelia Petti, is photographed while carefully sizing up the course and conditions, taking in the direction of the

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Feeding For Faros

Olivier Ervyn, a Belgian who creates documentary photography, captured some great images at the 2013 Faros Maratón in Croatia. Alexander Studzinski, winner of the 16 km marathon swim, was fed by his fiancée Beatrix Eisel. Studzinski recalls this year's race under near perfect conditions, "It was a nice race. We enjoyed great weather. And I have the best

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Making Decisions At The Faros Maratón

Christine Jennings set the course record at the 16 km Faros Maratón, but she made some ultimately clever decisions and made up some valuable time along the way. Fellow American competitor Lexie Kelly who finished eighth explains, "The start was really spread out across the harbor. One pack went right and another went left. Christine and I went to the right

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