The Faros Marathon Swim is the anual Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championship, a 16 km race from Stari Grad to Cape Kabal and back.
It is organized by the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation that was introduce into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Organisation in 2012.
The competition has developed over the last 40 years from small provincial marathon into world –class event drawing the international elite.
The professional race is 16 km in the sea of Stari Grad Bay on Island of Hvar and take place in the last weekend of August.
1,122 athletes from 42 country have taken part in this international celebration of marathon endurance that one of the leading sports events in Croatia.
The Faros Marathon was the only international event continue in Croatia through the 1991 – 1995 war .
Faros Marathon is a part of the World Swimming Majors and is one of the World's TOP Open Water Swims.
Programme of the 42nd Faros Marathon:
FRIDAY, August 25th
07:00 Town port – Novo riva: Raising participating countries flags oft he Faros Mararhon 2017
17:00 Town port – Novo riva: Boat tour along the competition track; introduction of competition track
20:00 Tvrdalj Square: PRESENTATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS of the Faros Marathon 2017
21:30 Tvrdalj Square: Entertaining programme – Live music
SATURDAY, August 26th
06:30 Town port – Novo riva: Appling race numbers and preparations for Start of the Faros Marathon 2017
07:45 Town port – Novo riva: Greetings by special guests and intoning of National Anthem – Lijepa naša
08:00 Town port – Novo riva: START of the Faros Marathon 2017
11:00 Town port – Novo riva: Arrival at the FINISH WINNERS of Faros Marathon 2017
20:00 Tvrdalj Square: PARADE OF COMPETITORS AND WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT of the Faros Marathon 2017
21:20 Tvrdalj Square: Fireworks
21:30 Hotel Arkada: Gala dinner for participants and guests of the Faros Marathon 2017
21:30 Tvrdalj Square: Entertaining programme
24:00 Town port: Lowering participating countries flags of the Faros Marathon 2017
Competitors of 42nd Faros marathon 2017:
Guillermo Bertola, Nicolas Segurado – Argentina
Vasiliki Kadoglu, Arseny Beketov – Bulgaria
Isaias Vasquez Tavera, Paula Montoya Restrepo – Colombia
Adel El Behiry – Egypt
Angela Maurer, Ines Hahn – Germany
Matteo Pinna Furlan, Elena Lionello – Italy
Lars Bottelier, Irene van der Laan – Netherland
Aygul Sa️girova – Russia
Mark Deans – Scotland
Bence Balzam – Serbia
Aljosa Pribac, Andrej Pribac – Slovenia
Romano Mombelli, Monika Mittaz – Switzerland
Christine E. Jennings, Dave Hynan – USA
Doris Beroš, Dina Levačić, Antonia Buličić, Drazen Adzic, Filip Husnjak, Petar Matic, Dino Špadina, Leon Martinjaš, Niko Vlatković, Filip Erceg, Edi Hadžić, Neven Pedišić – Croatia