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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

2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 5. - 8. 2018, Metković, CRO
2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 25. - 28. 2019, Decize, FRA
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2020, Budapest, HUN*
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NEWS

VIDEO - Countdown to the 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships begins

We are exactly one month away from the 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Metković, Croatia. While we count the days until the start of the championships, enjoy a short video from the 2016 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Pontevedra, Spain.

More information: http://metkovic2018.kajak.hr/

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All medals but one at Canoe Marathon World Cup in the hands of European paddlers
All medals but one at Canoe Marathon World Cup in the hands of European paddlers

Viana do Castelo, located in the northern part of Portugal, hosted the Canoe Marathon World Cup race. The competition saw both short races as well as traditional canoe marathon events. Fourteen sets of medals have been given to the best paddlers of the weekend and all but one of them went to European paddlers. Liudmyla Babak (UKR) won two gold medals in women’s C1, Vanda Kiszli (HUN) was equally successful in women’s K1 event and Jose Ramalho (POR) in men’s K1. In junior category Ronan Foley (IRL) celebrated wins in short race and traditional marathon event, and Florence Duffield (GBR) did the same in women’s junior K1 event. Her teammate Georgia Carmichael was second in the same event on both occasions and William Scammel from Great Britain also picked up two silver medals in junior events.

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Fair Play Award for Polish kayaker Bukowski
Fair Play Award for Polish kayaker Bukowski

Polish Olympic Committee organised the 51st Fair Play awards ceremony last Wednesday, 23rd May, in Warsaw. The awards were given to those sportsmen and sportswomen who presented outstanding fair play behaviour. Among the winners was Polish kayaker Dariusz Bukowski who earned this award for his act during the last year’s Masters Canoe Marathon World Cup in South Africa.

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