The 48th edition of the Capri-Naples Gulf Marathon will be held in September and will challenge the best swimmers of the category
Naples will be assigned to the World Cup for swimming in open water, now in its 48 edition with the renowned race Capri-Napolthe. The event will be held on Sunday 1 September 2013 with departure from Lido Le Ondine and will challenge the best professionals of the category.
La Gulf Marathon, therefore, will be the umpteenth international event hosted by the Neapolitan waters and will see the participation of women in particular. The star of the race will be the Italian Martina Grimaldi, already winner of an Olympic gold in London and a gold in the recently concluded swimming world of Barcelona.
To compete with her, there will be the Russian Kozidub and the Croatian Sitic, while among the men there are two Italians able to stand up to international competition: Simone Ercoli and Eduardo Stochino. The last Italian to win the Capri-Naples, however, was Giulio Travaglio, who brought home 5 victories consecutive, of which the last one in the 1970.
Among the most important novelties of this edition there is the choice of the point of arrival: this year will be the Molosiglio. Furthermore, the welcoming area for the swimmers will be inside the Rowing Club, while "the bow will occur in front of the Rari Nantes, which we hope will return quickly to the glories of the past", as stated by Paolo Trapanese, number one of Federnuoto Campania.
The testimonial chosen for the event is Gino Rivieccio, the Neapolitan actor and cabaret artist who often treads the theater stages of our city.
Information on Capri-Naples (Marathon of the Gulf)
When: 1 September 2013
Where: departure Lido Le Ondine and arrival at Molosiglio
Now: official race start at 8.45
- 10.00 hours: Marathon Village opening
- 15.30 hours: Arrival of the official "Banco di Napoli Trophy" and prizes
- hours: 22.00 Capri-Naples party
For more info about the event, you can visit the official website of the Capri-Naples marathon