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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

2023 ECA Canoe Marathon Masters ...
July 10. - 11. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 13. - 16. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
2024 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2024, Poznan, POL
2025 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2025, Crestuma, POR
All competitions

NEWS

Carre and Boulanger winners of the 2022 edition of the Marathon international des Gorges de ...
Carre and Boulanger winners of the 2022 edition of the Marathon international des Gorges de ...

French duo Carre – Boulanger was the winner of the 38 edition of the world famous Marathon international des Gorges de l'Ardèche which attracts over 1000 participants from numerous countries.

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Carre – Boulanger the fastest in the Ardeche 'Le Rush du pont d'arc'
Carre – Boulanger the fastest in the Ardeche 'Le Rush du pont d'arc'

A day before the traditional Marathon International des Gorges de l'Ardèche a new exciting race format was introduced in the race 'Le Rush du pont d'arc'. In a short race French crew Cyrille Carre –Stephane Boulanger produced the winning run.

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Preparations for the 2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships are underway
Preparations for the 2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships are underway

ECA technical delegate for Canoe Marathon Ruud Heijselaar visited Slavonski Brod, Croatia, and evaluated the status of the venue and preparations of the 2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships.

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