Some of the world’s best marathon and surfski paddlers, including the reigning men’s champions in both disciplines, will line-up this weekend for the 2020 Atlantic Ocean Surfski Lanzarote World Cup.

About 350 paddlers from 19 countries have entered the race in Spain, which will feature equal prizemoney for both men’s and women’s events.

Among those entered in the event, which will run over February 7 and 8, are current ocean racing world champion, Sean Rice of South Africa, Denmark’s 2019 ICF canoe marathon world champion, Mads Pedersen, and South Africa’s 2012 Olympic medalist, Bridgitte Hartley.

Some of the stand-out paddlers include;

FEATURED MALE ATHLETES

-          Sean Rice - South Africa ● 2013 and 2019 World Champion (SS1) ● Winner of all editions of the Atlantic Ocean Surfski Lanzarote World Cup 2020 ●

-          Esteban Medina - Spain ● European Champion 2018 (SS1) ● Silver in the Mediterranean Games 2015 (SS1) ● Bronze in the Mediterranean Games 2019 (SS1) ● ●

-          Walter Bouzán - Spain ● European Champion 2016 (SS1) ● Gold in the Mediterranean Games 2019 (SS1) ● Marathon World Champion 2010 and 2011 (K2) ● Silver Marathon World Championship 2012 - 2013 - 1014 (K2) ● Silver European Marathon Championship 2011 - 2014 - 2017 (K2) ● ●

-          Mads Pedersen - Denmark ● Marathon World Champion 2019 (K1) ● ● Gordan Harbrecht - Germany ● 7th World Championship 2019 (SS1) ● ●

-          Joshua Fenn - South Africa ● U23 World Champion - 2019 (SS1) ● ●

FEATURED FEMALE ATHLETES

-          Bridgitte Hartley - South Africa ● Bronze London 2012 Olympic Games (K1 500m) ● Bronze World Water Championship 2009-2014 - 2018 (K1 500 and 1000 m) ● ●

-          Amaia Osaba - Spain ● Silver European Championship 2016 (SS1) ● Bronze European Championship 2018 (SS1) ● Bronze Marathon World Championship 2004 (SS2) ● Silver Marathon World Championship 2018 (SS2) ● Silver 2005 European Marathon Championship (SS2) ● Bronze European Championship 2018 - 2019 (SS2) ● ●

-          Judith Vergés Xifra - Spain ● Silver European Championship 2018 (SS1) ● Silver in the Mediterranean Games 2019 (SS1) ● ●

-          Chloe Bunnet - Spain ● 9th and 11th World Championships 2019 - 2017

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