Janez Maroević

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Dale Petranech, Honorary Secretary of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame giving award to Janez Maroevic, 2012
Janez Maroevic with the Formula 1 owner Slavica Ecclestone, Faros Maratón champion 2006 Alexander Studzinski and President Vicko Šoljan

Janez Maroevic (born 9 December 1972 in Split) of Stari Grad, Hvar Island, Croatia is a General Secretary and organizer of the Faros Maratón and General Secretary of the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation. He is a young, passionate open water swimming event organizer and was named one of the 101 Movers And Shakers In The Open Water Swimming World by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming.


Race Organizer and Administrator

By profession a Master of Economics, Maroevic entered in organizational structure of the open water swimming in 1990. As a top marathon runner, he presents a unique background in the world of open water swimming.

Since 1990 to 1996 he was a Secretary of the organization. Since 1997, he has served as the General Secretary, the most important role in the organization of the Faros Maratón, one of the world's most prestigious open water swimming events and an Honour Organisation of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

2001, along Vicko Šoljan, Maroevic was the founder of the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation. He has served as its General Secretary from 2001 to the present. He is also a member of the Assembly and the Executive Board of the Federation. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to the establishment and organization of numerous open water swimming events in the Republic of Croatia, especially the CRO-CUP, and the development and promotion of this sport.

As General Secretary of the Federation, for many years Maroevic was an important part of the Team of Karla Šitić who finished 12th at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics.

Maroevic participated in the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and the 2012 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Long Beach, California on 21–22 September and accepted the Honour Organisation award on behalf of the Faros Maratón and the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation.

He is longtime reporter for all Croatian media about the events of the Croatian and world open water swimming.

Maroevic was one of the editors of the gala monograph World Faros Maratón issued in August 2012.

2004 Croatian National Television broadcast the movie Marathoner that was written and directed by Petar Krelja, about the life and career of Maroevic focusing on his passion and enthusiasm that is embodied in the Faros Maratón and founding of the Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation.

For his sports achievements and long-time work in the open water swimming community, he received numerous awards from Croatia and the world.

Marathon is his philosophy of life and his life motto is: Life isn't sprint, life is Marathon!

Sports Career

Maroevic was one of the best marathon runners of all time in Croatia, a six-time Croatian champion, winner of 24 medals at National championships, winner of more than 100 races in Croatia and abroad and more times Croatian national team member.

Faros Maratón Swim

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