King of the English Chanel at the 40th Faros Marathon

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It will be the 40th Faros Marathon this year in Stari Grad. Big anniversary calls for big names and so according to Večernji List, the organizational committee granted a form of a wild card for the 74 year old Michael Read.

This, still active English long-distance swimmer, who has the second most crossing of the English Chanel (33 times) will come to Stari Grad to fulfil his dream of swimming the Faros Marathon – last swimming destination on his “to-swim-list”.

“It is one of the greatest living open-water swimmers in the world, known as the ´King of the English Chanel´, who was appointed Member of the British Empire for services to swimming in 2011.” says the general secretary of Faros Marathon Janes Maroević. 

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Together with Read, there will be 35 swimmers from 22 countries and 3 continents, among which the medal winner of the recent World Championship in Kazan.

Wonderful event on August 29 in Stari Grad. Who will you cheer for?

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