[Home]Marathon

HomePage | RecentChanges | Preferences

This is Robert Clegg of SC, USA in front to finish 8th over all at World Marathon championships in Perth, Australia October, 2005

Canoeing over long distances has been known as long as Canoeing has been an organized sport. For many years this activity lead to national competitions only. Some of the known established events in those days were the Kronborg race in Denmark, later the Devises to Westminster race in Great Britain, and the very colorful Sella Descent in Spain. International interest first really came about in the 1960's, when national teams started participating regularly in the Devises and Sella events as well as in the Liffey Descent in Ireland. And when the Danish Tour de Gudena began in 1968 the international interest for long distance racing increased immensely. In only a few years this race became a big hit with up to 20 countries entering and more than 1,000 paddlers competing.

Today Canoe Marathon is being practiced around the world on all continents and in more than 50 countries. The excitement of a Marathon race particularly during the portages, and the high quality of paddlers in most classes indicate, that Canoe Marathon has the potential of becoming one of the more important disciplines of the International Canoe Federation. One or two categories of Canoe Marathon at Olympic Games could add to the image of our sport in general. A sport with a lot of exciting variety.

Today, the top marathon races include multiple portages, requiring the paddler to exit his boat and the water at top speed. A top marathon K-1 paddler will stand up in their tippy ICF K-1s just as they approach the beach, jump, grab, and run with the boat held often by a "suitcase handle". The re-entry is just as spectacualr as they run, throw the boat down onto the water, and step in - glide (like stepping onto a skate board) and sit down and begin a full on paddle stroke.

http://www.usack.org/events/schedules/marathon06.asp

National A Circuit Races

Feb 18th Marathon Weeki Wachee Race Tampa FL

Mar 18th Marathon Lula Bridge Trophy Race Gainesville GA

June 4th Marathon USACK Marathon Team Trials Gainesville GA

June 25th Marathon Michiana Paddlefest South Bend IN

July 23rd Marathon Triangle Paddling Marathon Raleigh NC

Aug 12th Marathon USCA National Championships Peshtigo WI

Oct 7th Marathon Holyoke Cup Holyoke MA

Nov 4th Marathon PaddleFest/Palmetto? Challenge Doubleheader Beaufort SC

National B Circuit Races

Mar 18th Marathon River Quest Beaufort SC

Apr 15th Marathon Winyah Rivers Challenge Georgetown SC

Apr 30th Marathon Run of the Charles Weston MA

May 21st Marathon Philadelphia Spring Regatta Philadelphia PA

June 4th Marathon Neuse River Days New Bern NC

June 10th Marathon Back to the Chattahoochee Race - 4th Annual Atlanta GA

Sep 17th Marathon Philadelphia Fall Classic Philadelphia PA

Oct 28th Marathon Cascade Distance Race Renton WA

..

2005 US Marathon Rankings of top USA paddlers

Men's K-1

Rank points First Name Last Name Jr

1 0.9500 Robert Clegg 2 0.9068 Barend Spies 3 0.8833 Greg Barton 4 0.8706 Abel Hastings 5 0.8681 Jason Quagliata 6 0.8602 Joseph Carrillo 7 0.8595 Reid Hyle 8 0.8581 Patrick Sawyer 9 0.8568 Ty Hagler 10 0.8445 Josh Brandsma

11 0.8383 Ben Lawry 12 0.8378 Morgan House *** 13 0.8356 Jim Mallory 14 0.8221 Dean Macniel 15 0.8167 David Cohen *** 16 0.7980 John DePalma? 17 0.7956 Matt Streib 18 0.7927 Steve Corlew 19 0.7871 Kurt Kuehnel 20 0.7835 Jaroslav Olivichuk

21 0.7636 Robert Hartman 22 0.7601 Joe Glickman 23 0.7572 Kiril Florov 24 0.7488 Joe Shaw 25 0.7432 Pete Green 26 0.7390 Shawn Wilbur 27 0.7361 Holm Schmidt 28 0.7356 David Goodman 29 0.7230 James Demby 30 0.6909 Bill Baker

31 0.6883 Robert Osborne 32 0.6814 Phil Stafford 33 0.6757 Phillip Taylor 34 0.6732 Ken Cooper 35 0.6725 Libby Libby 36 0.6717 David Toppi 37 0.6453 Tom Kerr 38 0.6412 Larry Dixon 39 0.6272 Steven Peterson 40 0.6249 Adrian MacKenna?

41 0.6247 Mark Jacobson 42 0.6073 Shane Bell 43 0.5984 Karl Vogel 44 0.5966 Roy Siggins 45 0.5959 Pat Reilly 46 0.5646 Ted VanDusen? 47 0.5573 Stephen Knight 48 0.5547 Sean Casey Casey 49 0.5487 Eric Snellgrove 50 0.5459 Michael Craft

51 0.4881 Raphael Reyes 52 0.4758 Sven Johnsson 53 0.4626 Tom Jones 54 0.4529 Matt Stone 55 0.4386 Mark Elliot 56 0.4176 Phil Newbold 57 0.3974 Will Penland *** 58 0.3922 Paul Carlberg 59 0.2665 Hunter Rowland *** 60 0.2098 Josh Hunt 61 0.1524 Matt White

Women's K-1

Rank points First Name Last Name Jr 1 0.7359 Emily Mickle *** 2 0.7348 Kalen Lee *** 3 0.7348 Melissa Schmidt 4 0.7338 Katie Hagler 5 0.7127 Emily Vinson *** 6 0.7043 Victoria Llonch *** 7 0.6630 Emily Wright *** 8 0.6508 Kaitlin McElroy? 9 0.6281 Meg Sutton *** 10 0.6112 Elizabeth O'Connor 11 0.6075 Kathy Manizza 12 0.5998 Mary Taylor *** 13 0.5613 Pam Browning 14 0.4760 Caroline Johnsson *** 15 0.3364 Linda Buffa 16 0.3080 Heather Philips 17 0.2868 Nicole Mallory

http://www.usack.org/disciplines/marathon/marathonhq.asp


HomePage | RecentChanges | Preferences
This page is read-only | View other revisions
Last edited April 1, 2006 4:13 pm by 24.147.96.179 (diff)
Search: