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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
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Monday, August 8, 2016
Duje Milan, Karla Šitić Win Plivački Maraton Jarak-Šabac
The 47th International Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim (Plivački maraton Jarak-Šabac or Peace Race) is a 19 km marathon swim that has been unfailingly held during times of international sanctions, war and peace along the River Sava in Šabac, Serbia.
Duje Milan of Croatia won this year's race in 2 hours 39 minutes. Karla Šitić of Croatia was first woman and sixth overall in 2 hours 54 minutes.
Race director Vojislav Mijić explained, "The marathon took place on August 7th. The prize money was €1000 for first, €500 for second, and €300 for third for both men and women."
"Beside the professional marathon race, we also held the annual 1.2 km swimming race from old railroad bridge to Old Town Beach in Šabac and a 500m kayak race, beach volleyball tournament, Serbian championship in sand wrestling, and equestrian demonstrations. These traditional events were organized by the Tourist Organization of the City of Šabac, and was sponsored by the two cities, Šabac and Sremska Mitrovica," explained Mijić.
The marathon or the Race for Peace is held in the honor and remembrance of the citizens of Šabac who were killed in September 1941 during a forced bloody march from Šabac to Jarak. The Jarak villagers unselfishly helped marchers with food and water through barbed wire of the camp where marchers were enclosed. So, this swim commemorates this terrible event.
This marathon marked the participation of three young marathon swimmers from Bečej, Serbia: Tamaš Farkaš, Bence Balsam and Jelena Ječanski. They competed very well against older swimmers. For most of the race, there were 7 swimmers who swam neck to neck and constantly took turns in leading. It was at the very end where the race was decided in front of over 5,000 fans."
Marathon Swim Results:
1. Duje Milan, Croatia 2:39:42
2. Matej Kozubek, Czech Republic 2:41:08
3. Vit Ingeduld, Czech Republic 2:41:20
4. Tamas Novoszath, Hungary 2:46:13
5. Tamaš Farkaš, Serbia 2:50:28
6. Karla Šitić, Croatia 2:54:08 [first woman, shown above with Vojislav Mijić]
7. Zan Mavric, Slovenia 3:01:54
8. Bence Balzam, Serbia 3:04:57
9. Jelena Ječanski, Serbia 3:06:18 [second woman]
10. Lenka Sterbova, Czech Republic 3:06:44 [third woman]
11. Veronica Milerska, Czech Republic 3:08:36 [fourth woman]
12. Nicoletta Simonazzi, Italy 3:11:31 [fifth woman]
13. Attila Balog, Serbia 3:43:48
14. Boris Mavra, Great Britain 3:51:49
15. Nadia Ben Bahtane, Morocco 4:05:42 [sixth woman]
16. Ioannis Kifonidis, Greece 4:29:56
17. Valerij Lescanov, Russia 4:45:52
18. Lampros Stefou, Greece 4:50:11
For more information, visit www.swimmarathonsabac.org.
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