Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Wins WOWSA Award: 2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year

Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Wins WOWSA Award: 2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year

Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli of Italy joins Paul Georgescu of Romania (World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year), Kate Steels of Great Britain (World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year), Avram Iancu of Romania (World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year), and Aloo of Mexico (World Open Water Swimming Product or Service of the Year), as the 2021 WOWSA Awards winners.

The Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli is a 36 km professional and amateur marathon swim from the island of Capri to Napoli on the mainland of Italy that started in 1954. It is part of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series and is annually one of the World’s Top 100 Island Swims and is the longest running professional marathon swimming races in the world. Its event director Luciano Cotena accepted the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year Award on behalf of all its staff, volunteers, sponsors, and athletes.

The winners and nominees of the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year Award included:

Winner: Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy)
First Runner-up: Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (Ireland)
Second Runner-up: Mediterranean Peace Route (Cyprus-Turkey)
4. Authentic Marathon Swim (Greece)
5. Asociación Mexicana de Aguas Abiertas (Mexico)
6. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (USA)
7. Strait of Bonifacio (Italy-France)
8. Around-Coronado Swim (USA) tie
9. DC Marathon Swim (USA) tie
10. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim (Japan)
11. Rottnest Channel Swim (Australia)
12. Wörthersee Swim Austria (Austria)
13. Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim (Turks & Caicos)
14. Trans Tahoe Relay (USA)
15. Perhentian Island Marathon Swim (Malaysia)

This is the first time that this category has been established by the WOWSA Awards, although a few competitions have won previous WOWSA Awards in the Offering of the Year category:

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