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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.

2017 ECA Competitions

ECA Canoe Wildwater Championships
May 11 - 14, 2017
Skopje, MKD
http://www.eca2017-ww.canoe.mk/

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships
May 31 - June 4, 2017
Tacen, SLO
www.slalomtacen.com

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint Championships
June 22 - 25, 2017
Belgrade, SRB
www.ec2017.kayakserbia.com

ECA Canoe Marathon Championships
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Ponte de Lima, POR
www.canoemarathonportugal.com

ECA Dragonboat & Club Championships
July 6 - 9, 2017
Szeged, HUN                                                                                                               http://www.szeged2017.com/dragonboat.html

ECA Canoe Sprint Championships
July 14 - 16, 2017
Plovdiv, BUL

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom Championships
August 16 - 20, 2017
Hohenlimburg, GER
www.em2017.holibu.de/en/

ECA Canoe Polo Championships
August 23 - 27, 2017
Saint Omer, FRA

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships May 31 - June 4, 2017 Tacen

ECA Junior Slalom Cup

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