Canoe Marathon


Crestuma Le Man Start
Crestuma Le Man Start

 The 33rd Crestuma Marathon took place on the Douro river, on Sunday the 29th of June and more than 200 paddlers from 5 different countries battled the always demanding conditions to complete the second ICF classic race of the season. 

 José Ramalho, current European Champion and the winner of the 1st Classic Race at Waterland, was at the start of the race the big favourite, and the 31 year old Portuguese did not disappoint, taking home his 4th consecutive victory at Crestuma. He nevertheless had very strong opposition from Alfredo Faria (5th position at the 2014 European Championship) who never lost sight of Ramalho, leaving the race decision to the very last meters in an exciting sprint finish. António Regueira from Spain took the final spot of the podium. With two victories in two races, José Ramalho is now in a privileged position to lead the ICF Classic Races 2014 ranking.

 In C1 Maigrot Antoine completely dominated the race, winning by a comfortable margin and now leading the Classic Series from Filipe Vieira from Portugal and Maigrot Camille from France.

 In K1 women Joana Sousa, a paddler from the local Crestuma club, took advantage of her knowledge of the course and the support from the local fans, to take a comfortable victory over Juliana Rocha, also from Portugal.  For ICF Series Log: Click Here



The June 2014 CAM Newsletter is published including the following news:

  • Paddlers Dress For Competitions
  • ICF Classic Series 2015 - Request For Nominations
  • Long Term Calendar Update

For Newletter Click here




José Ramalho beats Spanish Armada at 42nd Amsterdam Waterland Marathon.

 The 42nd edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has been won by José Ramalho. In a time of 1.42.15 José was the first paddler to sprint across the finish line in a very compact race. Portugese José Ramalho won the sprint of four Spanish rivals Emilio Merchan, David Rodriquez, Ivan Alonso and Alexandro Sanchez. Portugal and Spain that now take home the top 5 points for the ICF Classic Canoe Marathon ranking. Belgian athlete Dries Corrijn finished in 6th place , an excellent performance of Dries in this though world class race!  

 The British Lizzie Broughton took home the best result in the senior women competition.

 The organization of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon looks back at the 42nd edition with great pride. The ‘old style’ of racing attracts paddlers from all over Europe. This 42nd edition of our classic marathon race yet again attracted a larger number of paddlers than previous editions.

Race reports will be published on




Tomas Slovak at Adige - Picture by Jan Homlka
Tomas Slovak at Adige - Picture by Jan Homlka

The Adige marathon, the last race of the ICF Classic Series Canoe Marathon, was completed today Sunday, October 20. The tenth edition of one of the most famous river marathons in the world witnessed more than 400 competitors racing from  Borghetto di Avio (Trento, ITALY), to  the finish line in  Pescantina (Verona).

 Tomas SLOVAK of Czech Republic, who won the ninth race of the Series in Cesky Krumlov last weekend was the winner again this week and moved up to 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series.  Ist place in the series remained with Tomas JEZEC  of Czech Republic from results earlier in the ten race series.  3rd place in the series was taken by Jan LAENEN of  Belgium from his best 3 results  of the 5 series events he  complete in.

 The Woman’s race  in series had already been won by Pia RUHM from Germany the winner of the Gudena and with her points from other  events could not be caught in the battle for the women’s title.  Sabine Eichenberger, after her gold medal of Cesky Krumlov won the Adige and secured 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series with Manuela STOEBERL  of Germany finishing 2nd in the Adige moving up to 3rd place in the series.

 Antonin HALES from the Czec Republic was 2nd C1 in the Adige but this was enough to secure the overall Classic Series win.  Tomislav  LEPAN of the Croatian team won the Adige and finished in 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series with Martin NOVAK of Czec Republic finishing 3rd in the Adige and the Classic Series.

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