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Marathon

Long distance endurance and strategy

While in Flatwater Racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing involves paddling sleek racing craft over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like ICF World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. Each race lasts approximately 3 hours.

Many popular marathons are raced down sections of river, where the paddler must negociate the currents, rapids or weirs, or else portage around these obstacles. Some of these events attract over 2000 athletes each year and are often run inseveral stages over several days.

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ECA Competitions

14th Vohandu Canoe Marathon
April 20. 2019, Voru, EST
2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 25. - 28. 2019, Decize, FRA
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2020, Budapest, HUN
All competitions

NEWS

Invitation to the 14th Vohandu canoe Marathon in Estonia

Estonian Canoe Federation and organisers of the 14th Vohandu canoe marathon are inviting you to take part in this canoeing event which is scheduled for Saturday, 20th April 2019. Mass start will be at 7 AM at Lake Tamula in Voru. The course is approximately 100 kilometres long.

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The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships featured in a monograph
The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships featured in a monograph

The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships is featured in monograph “Our first half century” which celebrates 50 years of rowing club Neretvanski gusar. Members of the local club in Metković, Croatia, were the driving force of the organisation of this year’s European Championships on Neretva River.

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Venue of the 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

Meet the venue of the 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in France. Decize will host the competition between 25th and 28th July 2019.

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