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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.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 28. - 31. 2022, Silkeborg, DEN
2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
All competitions

NEWS

BULLETIN – 2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships
BULLETIN – 2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

The first bulletin of the 2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Silkeborg, Denmark, has been released and it contains the important information regarding the course, venue, accommodation and entries.

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Paul Jean and Cyrille Carre the fastest in Ardeche
Paul Jean and Cyrille Carre the fastest in Ardeche

The well-known Marathon des Gorges de l'Ardèche came back after a year of absence. Over 280 boats participated in this year’s edition and members of French national team Paul Jean and Cyrille Carre were the ones who crossed the finish line with the best time.

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Czech win at traditional Krumlov Marathon
Czech win at traditional Krumlov Marathon

The major international canoeing events have ended and it is time for the recreational events that attract many participants from different countries. One of those traditional events is Krumlov marathon in Czech Republic. Among the participants were also national team members in sprint, marathon and wildwater canoeing.

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