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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Father-Daughter Rivalry In Faros Maratón
While Anastasia Krapivina of Russia comfortably won the women's division over local Karla Šitić at the 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia, there was another interesting race within a race.
This rivalry was father-daughter style.
44-year-old Dr. Josip Aralica and his 17-year-old daughter Lucija both swam the 39th edition of Faros Maratón.
This was Josip's fourth Faros Maratón and it was Lucija's second attempt. Last year, Lucija couldn't keep up with dad: 3:52:15 to 3:56:45 with the good doctor 4 and a half minutes ahead. But Lucija trained with Olympic marathon swimming coach Slaven Šitić and turned the tables on her father. Before the race, coach Šitić predicted, "She will try to beat her father. The way she is training, Josip has no chance."
Šitić was right on as Lucija outpaced her father this year 3:50:40 to 4:08:21.
A special mention must go out to Irene van der Laan who completed her 21 consecutive Faros Maratón at the age of 54.
The official women's results:
1. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 3:19:05
2. Karla Šitić (Croatia) 3:31:31
3. Lenka Šterbova (Czech Republic) 3:31:36
4. Ines Hahn (Germany) 3:31:48
5. Nika Percic (Croatia) 3:42:58
6. Lexie Kelly (USA) 3:46:26
7. Lucija Aralica (Croatia) 3:50:40
8. Evelien Sohl (Netherlands) 3:53:00
9. Rita Vanesa Garcia (Argentina) 4:00:09
10. Mariana Mello (Brazil) 4:20:11
11. Irene van der Laan (Netherlands) 4:37:41
12. Gerda Maria Dumitru (Romania) 5:08:12
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