Andrea Bianchi Carries On Italian Tradition From Capri To NapoliCourtesy of FINA, Capri–Napoli, Italy.
For decades, the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli was considered one of the top open water races in the world.
The tradition of swimming from the island of Capri and racing to Marina Grande Beach in Napoli on the mainland of Italy began in 1954. Once a mainstay on the International Long Distance Swimming Federation circuit, the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation circuit, and the International Marathon Swimming Association circuit, it is now the culminating stage of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series.
The September 7th race was won by Andrea Bianchi in 6 hours 48 minutes where the Italian team went 1-2 in both the men’s and women’s races.
1. Andrea Bianchi (Italy) 6 hours 48 minutes 32.11 seconds
2. Francesco Ghettini (Italy) 6 hours 48 minutes 32.22 seconds
3. Evgenij Pop Acev (North Macedonia) 6 hours 53 minutes 49.00 seconds
4. Damian Blaum (Argentina) 6:59:04.00
5. Edoardo Stochino (Italy) 6:59:11.00
6. Marco Magliocca (Italy) 7:09:47.00
7. Matheus Emerim Evangelista (Brazil) 7:18:49.00
8. Matias Diaz Hernandez (Argentina) 7:21:40.00
9. Aleksandar Ilievski (North Macedonia) 7:36:09.00
10. Aquiles Balaudo (Argentina) 7:38:38.00
11. Stefano Parta (Italy) 8:06:23.00
DNF Olivier Delfosse (Belgium)
DNF Allessio Matarazzo (Italy)
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