Diego Fedeli and Mimmo Scaldaferri Tie at the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli to kickoff the UltraMarathon Swim Series

Diego Fedeli and Mimmo Scaldaferri Tie at the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli to kickoff the UltraMarathon Swim Series

6 men and 5 women from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Italy and Great Britain competed in the first of four open division races on the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli from the island of Capri to Napoli on Italy’s mainland today.

Italians Diego Fedeli (35) and Mimmo Scaldaferri (53) went head-to-head over 36 kilometers as they both eventually tied for first in 8 hours 43 minutes 39 seconds. Race director Luciano Cotena said, “It was a perfect day for a real open water swimming race. Unfortunately, many tried to participate, but there were not adequately prepared, even if the weather and sea conditions were perfect.”

Since the 1950’s, the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli has been part of the by the International Long Distance Swimming Federation (ILDSF), the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation (WPMSF), the International Marathon Swimming Association (IMSA), the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, and most recently the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series. But the famed sea marathon has long outlasted any governing body on the professional marathon swimming circuit. Today, Cotena and his colleagues kicked off the new UltraMarathon Swim Series, along with the Traversée international du Lac St-Jean.

Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Solo Overall Results

  1. Diego Fedeli (35, Italy) 8 hours 43 minutes 39 seconds
  2. Mimmo Scaldaferri (53, Italy) 8 hours 43 minutes 39 seconds
  3. Federic Romera (46, France) 9 hours 17 minutes 18 seconds
  4. Stefano Magnelli (55, Italy) 9 hours 27 minutes 19 seconds
  5. Massimiliano Santopietro (52, Italy) 10 hours 1 minute 13 seconds

Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Overall Duo Results

Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Overall Relay Results

CN Posillipo: Matteo Boccalatte, 17, Italy + Luca Borgo, 23, Italy + Federico Chiella, 17, Italy + Samuele De Rinaldi, 21, Italy + Raffaele Palmiggiano, 15, Italy + Luca Schiattarella, 23, Italy) 6 hours 32 minutes 52 seconds

Abracua Blanco: Claudio Plit, 67, Argentina + Richard Dacoury, 62, France + Alejandro Heit Margarit, 48, Argentina + Sergio Martinez, 57, Argentina + Martin Mazzilli, 76, Argentina + Fernando Perez, 76, Argentina) no time

Abracua Celeste: Victoria Chamorro, 31, Argentina + Raul Novoa, 62, Argentina + Arnoldo Stantero, 68, Argentina + Silvio Stantero, 43, Argentina + Angel Roman Tassisto, 62, Argentina + Analia Vazquez, 30, Argentina) no time

The key event personnel included race director Luciano Cotena, referee Daniela Fierro, and doctor Cristiano D’Errico.

Solo competition Winners

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About the Ultramarathon Swim Series

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