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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

2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 25. - 28. 2019, Decize, FRA
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2020, Budapest, HUN
All competitions

NEWS

The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships featured in a monograph
The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships featured in a monograph

The 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships is featured in monograph “Our first half century” which celebrates 50 years of rowing club Neretvanski gusar. Members of the local club in Metković, Croatia, were the driving force of the organisation of this year’s European Championships on Neretva River.

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Venue of the 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

Meet the venue of the 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in France. Decize will host the competition between 25th and 28th July 2019.

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Bulletin – 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships
Bulletin – 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

The 2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships will be held in Decize, France, in July 2019. The first two days competition days – 22nd and 23rd July – are reserved for the ECA Masters Cup, while the official Junior, U23 and Senior European Championships starts on 25th July and it will end on 28th July 2019.

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