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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

2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 21. - 24. 2022, Silkeborg, DEN
2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
All competitions

NEWS

Quentin Urban and Jeremy Candy remain at the top of Europe
Quentin Urban and Jeremy Candy remain at the top of Europe

The 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Moscow concluded with doubles events in the Krylatskoe Olympic regatta centre. French duo Quentin Urban and Jeremy Candy defended their title from 2019 in men’s K2 event.

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Seventh European Champion title for Jose Ramalho
Seventh European Champion title for Jose Ramalho

The penultimate day of the 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Moscow, Russia, brought exciting senior individual races and men’s junior K1 event. Portuguese kayaker Jose Ramalho was the big winner of men’s K1 event.

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Portugal claims two gold medals on the second day of the 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
Portugal claims two gold medals on the second day of the 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...

The 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Moscow is in a full swing. The second competition day brought U23 women’s kayak event and U23 men’s kayak and canoe events. Portuguese team won two medals today.

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