Alessio Occhipinti Wins 56th Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli
Alessio Occhipinti pulled off a mild upset on the second leg of the 2021 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series. He won the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli by over two minutes to win his first career race on the FINA professional marathon swimming circuit. The 25-year-old Italian won the 56th edition of the famed 36 km race from the Isle of Capri to the mainland of Napoli in Italy.
Looking back at his recent marathon swimming career, a breakout victory was bound to happen when everything fell just right. And today was that day. Occhipinti finished third in the 25 km race at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea at the age of 23. Last year, he finished third in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in 6 hours 5 minutes.
Wearing a wetsuit per the FINA regulations on water temperature, he beat defending world 25 km champion Axel Reymond, Edoardo Stochino, Damian Blaum, Evgenij Pop Acev, and Marcel Schouten. On the women’s side, Caroline Jouisse of France won as expected for her first career victory on the FINA pro series.
1. Alessio Occhipinti (Italy) 6:32:20.6
2. Marcel Schouten (Netherlands) 6:34:33.4
3. Simone Ruffini (Italy) 6:34:44.3
4. Francesco Ghettini (Italy) 6:34:44.6
5. Axel Reymond (France) 6:36:40.4
6. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) 6:37:13.3
7. Franco Ivo Cassini (Argentina) 6:40:22.5
8. Matheus Emerim Evangelista (Brazil) 6:40:26.0
9. Matias Diaz Hernandez (Argentina) 6:52:33.0
10. Edoardo Stochino (Italy) 7:01:46.9
11. Matthieu Magne (France) 7:05:08.9
12. Aleksandar Ilievski (Macedonia) 7:07:02.9
13. Riccardo Chiarcos (Italy) 7:44:56.1
14. Marco Inglima (Italy) 7:59:40.0
15. Damian Blaum (Argentina)
1. Caroline Laure Jouisse (France) 6:49:23.9
2. Lisa Pou (France) 6:52:38.5
3. Rebecca Talanti (Italy) 7:08:59.5
4. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) 7:21:36.4
5. Nora Naessens (Belgium) 7:23.01.9
6. Romina Soledad Imwinkelried (Argentina) 7:28:52.5
7. Morgane Dornic (France) 7:47:14.6
8. Rita Vanesa Garcia (Argentina) 8:03:40.5
DNF Daira Marin (Argentina)
DNF Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (USA)
DNF Lara Gherardini (Italy)
DNF Barbara Pozzobon (Italy)
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