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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.

ECA Competitions2017

No competitions this year in this category

NEWS

VIDEO – 2017 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

The 2017 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships was organised in Ponte de Lima, Portugal. Watch the video from Ponte de Lima on Canoe Europe Youtube Channel or below.

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The last medals of Canoe Marathon European Championships to Hungary and Spain
The last medals of Canoe Marathon European Championships to Hungary and Spain

The 2017 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Ponte de Lima concluded with another round of fantastic racing and celebration of Hungarian and Spanish crews. Renata Csay and Alexandra Barra picked up gold medal in women’s K2 event, Adrian Boros and Laszlo Solti in men’s K2, while Antonio Campos and Jose Sanchez won European Champion title in men’s C2 event. 

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Renata Csay and Jose Ramalho prolong their winning streak
Renata Csay and Jose Ramalho prolong their winning streak

After two days of racing in junior and U23 categories it was time for senior events of the 2017 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Portugal. Local fans went crazy when Jose Ramalho once again won the European Champion title, in women’s K1 event Renata Csay did the same, in men’s C1 it was Marton Kover who picked up the gold medal and in women’s C1 Liudmyla Babak won the race. 

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