The world’s fastest professional and amateur marathon swimmers from 48 countries have gathered in Italy for 68 years in this mid-summer classic. The race is now open to qualified amateurs in a separately held race.
Why it was Nominated
For its historical significance as a past world championship and annual professional marathon race, it has all the fanfare, media attention, and professionalism expected at the highest level of the sport, and for its unpredictability of conditions and currents in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Event of the Year
Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli