Canoe Marathon


42nd Amsterdam Waterland Marathon kicks off ICF classic marathon series.
The first race of the ICF Classic Series Canoe Marathon is about to kick off on the Saturday the 19thof April. With an expected nice spring temperature and average winds the international paddlers and Dutchies are in for yet another beautiful edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon. With these weather conditions the possibility of an successful attack on the current track record (1.40.20) held by Manuel Busto Fernandez rises.

The senior men competitors can expect a though international competition as some of the world’s top ranked athletes are joining the race. Two former world champions Manuel Busto Fernandez and Emilio Merchan will compete against the Dutch winner of the 41st edition Joep van Bakel and Dutch sprint champion Bram Brandjes (5thplace 500 meter World Championships). The international competition comes from a delegation of the Great British canoe union, and Irish, Italian, German, Belgian, French, Norwegian, Danish and even an Australian competitor. It will be hard to acquire the first points to be divided in the ICF Classic Series Canoe Marathon ranking for competitors in all classes.
The organization of the 42nd edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has succeeded yet again to attract a growing number of competitors. At this point already 120 competitors have subscribed and the subscription is still open for any last minute deciders. Among those competitors there is a growing number of women competitors and junior men. The combination of a though ‘classic style’ competition in a unique Dutch landscape is clearly appealing within the international canoe marathon community.

Canoe association Viking from Amsterdam is proud to be the organizer of an event with such a large international scope.

The organization of this race has been made possible by our loyal sponsors: Foundation techniques ‘ de Coogh’, Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem and Nelo Kayaks

The start of the Waterland Marathon will be at april 19, 13.00

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

  • World Cup in Bohinj/SLO
  • ITOs for 2014 Events
  • World Championships/Pan American Championships 2014
  • ICF Classic Series Rules
  • ICF Classic Series 2015 Notic

For Newletter Click here




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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