24 swimmers - 16 men and 8 women - will compete in the 36K Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli). Among the pre-race favorites is Olympic 10K marathon swimmer Damian Blaum of Argentina who is currently ranked 2nd overall in the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix rankings behind Bulgaria’s Petar Stoychev.
Petar has won both Race 1 (Santa Fe in Argentina) and Race 4 (Sumidero Canyon in Mexico). Fellow Olympian Rotislav Vitek of the Czech Republic, Syrian Salen Mohammad, Daniel Katzir of Israel and Italian Rodolfo Valenti are also expected to be strong contenders.
On the women's side, Pilar Geijo of Argentina and Camilla Frediani of Italy should are expected to be in the mix.