Arianna Bridi, Ana Marcela Cunha Go 1-2 Overall at Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli

Arianna Bridi, Ana Marcela Cunha Go 1-2 Overall at Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli

Photos courtesy of Swim4Life Magazine at Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, Italy.
Italy’s Arianna Bridi closely won race in record time over Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil
The Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli is one of the longest running and most competitive professional marathon swims in history. The greatest professional marathon swimmers in the world have won in the famous race from Capri Island to Napoli in Italy: John Kinsella, Claudio Plit, Petar Stoychev, Veljko Rogošić, Paul Asmuth, Alfredo Camarero Yuri Kudinov, Nasser Elshazly, Nabil Elshazly, and many others. Never before have two women finished before all the professional male swimmers, but 2020 saw history being made when Arianna Bridi of Italy and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil went 1-2 today, finishing only one second apart in the 36 km race. Not only did the two women finish ahead of all the men, but also both women broke the overall men’s record of 6 hours 11 minutes 27 seconds set by Vitalij Khudyakov in 2014 and the women’s record held by Cuhna in 6 hours 24 minutes 47 seconds also in 2014. Marcel Schouten of the Netherlands won the men’s race in 6 hours 5 minutes 7 seconds, setting new men’s record and barely outsprinting Matteo Furlan, Alessio Occhipinti, and Francesco Ghettini. 55th Edition Results: 1. Arianna Bridi 6 hours 4 minutes 26 seconds – new women’s and new overall record 2. Ana Marcela Cunha 6 hours 4 minutes 27 seconds 3. Marcel Schouten 6 hours 5 minutes 7 seconds – new men’s record 4. Matteo Furlan 6 hours 5 minutes 8 seconds 5. Alessio Occhipinti 6 hours 5 minutes 8 seconds 6. Francesco Ghettini 6 hours 5 minutes 8 seconds 7. Allan do Carmo 6 hours 6 minutes 55 seconds 8. Edoardo Stochino 6 hours 31 minutes 6 seconds 9. Evgenij Pop Acev 6 hours 32 minutes 40 seconds 10. Caroline Jouisse 6 hours 45 minutes 11. Barbara Pozzobon 6 hours 48 minutes 4 seconds 12. Lara Gherardini 7 hours 48 minutes 39 seconds Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association