Tag: Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim

Plivački maraton Jarak-Šabac

Courtesy of in Šabac, a town in Serbia that is the site of the annual Epiphany Swimming for the Holy Cross of Honour as well as the finish point of the Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim, formally known as the Plivački maraton Jarak-Šabac ("Peace Race"), a professional 19 km marathon swimming event in the Sava River. Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming

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Little Things That Make Life Beautiful

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Vojislav Mijić of Serbia was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on the Isle of Bute in Scotland this year. Mijić's induction speech is below. My dear sports friends, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, and respected swimming legends. Honour,

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Depart To Serve Thine Own Kind

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The entrance gate at Harvard University has the motto, ‘Enter To Grow In Wisdom, Depart To Serve Thine Own Kind.’ This motto reminds us of the career and mindset of Vojislav Mijić who will be inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on the Isle of Bute in Scotland

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Swimming To The Finish

It is always a joy to swim into the finish of an open water swimming competition. Especially when the crowds are cheering and the shoreline is packed with many spectators waiting in anticipation. Winners are celebrated, but so are the rest of the field that follows behind. Like the boisterous crowds that gather at the finish of the annual Plivački

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Swimmers, Take Your Mark

The contrast at the start of open water swims is always a joy to observe. Some athletes are focused and concentrating on getting out strong and fast around the first buoy. They are usually quiet, reserved, and staring out ahead, scanning the race course. Others, in contrast, are talking with other athletes, oblivious to the instructions of the referee or

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FINA Pro Race In Serbia Cancelled

The FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Serbia was cancelled for 2013. "Plivački maraton Jarak-Šabac is the pride of Šabac and Serbia, but the costs of the marathon organization has exceeded our abilities to host the FINA race. We hope that next year, the situation will be much better," explained long-time race director Vojislav Mijic. "After 43

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