More than 460 athletes from 16 countries will be competing at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup in Portugal later this month.

Organisers of the World Cup in Viana do Castelo are thrilled with the response, with many of marathon’s biggest names committing to the event.

Host nation Portugal will have the biggest number of representatives, with neighboring Spain also set to send a strong team.

Canoe marathon powerhouses Hungary, South Africa and Great Britain will also be strongly represented, and there are also athletes from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Ukraine.

Athletes will be competing for a 15.000 euros prize pool. There will also be a masters competition.

Among the biggest names competing will be five-time European champion, Jose Ramalho, who lives just a few kilometres from the race venue.

Hungarian multiple world champion Renata Csay and her teammate, Vanda Kiszli, are among the star turns in the women’s competition, while fellow Hungarian Adrian Boros is certain to figure in the finish for the men.

The ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup will be held in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, from May 25 until May 27.

More details can be found here.

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