Race day, record breaking weather?

With low winds and sunshine on this 48th edition will we see the record held by Sean Rice broken? Mads Brandt Pedersen has been  quite close to Sean Rice’s time last year. Falling short only one minute and nine seconds away. The circumstances are favorable, the little wind there is will be pushing the athletes in their backs for a big part of the course today.

Who ever wins today, Mads brandt Pedersen, Hamish Lovemore Jeremy Candy, Adrian Boros, Stephane Boulanger or Miguel Lorenss, too many big guns to mention, will have a fair chance today.

For the ladies we expect a fierce battle between Zsofi-Czellai Voros and Krisztina Bedocs, who will now start along with the master men which will change the dynamics of wash riding for the top women competitors. “The master men will provide us with bigger waves then the light and fast junior boys.” as Zsofi stated.

List of fastest race times

47th edition 2019 Mads Brandt Pedersen: 1:38:11.17

46th edition 2018 Jose Leonel Ramalho  : 1:37:28.36

45th edition 2017 Sean Rice: 1:36:52.17

44th edition 2016 Jose Leonel Ramalho: 1:43.09.71

43rd edition 2015 Tim Pendle: 1:40:16.5

42nd edition 2014 Jose Leonel Ramalho: 1:42:15.4

41st edition 2013 Joep van Bakel:

40th edition 2012 Manuel Busto Fernandez: 1:42:16.00

39th edition 2011 Manuel Busto Fernandez: 1:40: 20.00

38th edition 2010 Joep van Bakel: 1:46:41.00

47th edition 2019 Zsofi Czellai Voros: 1:44:09.92

46th edition 2018 Lizzie Broughton : 1:47:52.54

16th of april 2022- 48th edition

With the circumstances and regulations easing, the 48th will finally take place!

The 16th of april the race for all categories is open; the 23 kilometer race with two portages for all seniors (men and women) and the 14 kilometer race with one portage for juniors.

A total of 2. 000 euro in price money will be divided and a start fee for the first five top 10 world paddlers to register is available.

The entry page is now online!

flyer 2022

48th edition in 2022- decision postponed

Dear paddlers,

Under the current COVID regulations the Dutch government have declared, organizing a large scale event is not possible. We sincerely hope that this changes soon in such a manner that we will still be able to organize the 48th edition on the 30th of april 2022. This decision is until now impossible to make and will therefore be revisited by the end of January.

You are being missed!

Amsterdam Waterland Marathon 2021 CANCELLED!

Due to the continued Covid-19 related restrictions the race board of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon decided to CANCEL the 2021 edition. The health and safety concerns surrounding the Corona virus as well as the global travel restrictions, make it impossible to organize a competition at the desired high international level.
We are very disappointed, especially for all participants, volunteers and sponsors.

At this moment we wish all the very best to everybody involved in the world and we hope to see you in 2022 for the 48th edition, finally.

1st Online Amsterdam Waterland Marathon

Inspired by Australian Paddle Sports Virtual Kayaking tour we have decided to host our 1st international online marathon.

How does it work? Go kayaking, or use an ergometer. Paddle for 24 kilometers with two portages or 14 kilometers with one portage for junior and save your time when you reach the 24 or 14 kilometer mark.

Our race classes are:
Short distance 14 kilometers
-Junior women K1
-Master/ Veteran women K1

Long distance 23 kilometers:
-Junior men K1
-Senior women K1
-Senior men K1
-Master men K1

Done? Then email your time to: info@amsterdamcanoemarathon.com

For the winners of this race small prices are available to be picked up at the 48th Amsterdam Waterland Marathon at 17th of april in 2021.

CANCELLED-due to COVID-19

Amsterdam Waterland Marathon 2020 !!CANCELLED!!

Due to safety and health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus as well as the global travel restrictions, the race board from the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon decided to CANCEL the race for 2020.
We are very disappointed, especially for all participants, volunteers and sponsors.

At this moment we wish all the very best to everybody involved in the world we hope to see you in 2021.
Stay safe!

On behalf of the complete race board.

Edwin de Nijs.

Race report – Cold 47th edition won by Mads Brandt Pedersen and Zsofi Czellai-Voros.

Not all years we get lucky with the weather in April. This time the harsh wind and cold temperatures put it’s mark on the race. The track record time has not been beaten, the record held by Sean Rice was missed by nearly two minutes.

A new feature of this years race was two separate mass-starts, with the junior men, senior women and masters men starting first, followed by a second mass-start with just the senior men. For the latter the start proved to be a challenge, with a huge false start in the senior men race. Many paddlers started their race before the official signal, resulting in a 500 meter false start that had to be cut off, by Edwin, in a boat.
The restart followed as soon as all the paddlers made it back tot he start line. Not all paddlers had a succesful start. As Barry Hazenoot said “It was kut. I teared my boat up, right after the start”.

Because of the new start format it was hard to track where the leading pack was, the senior women finished in front of the senior men. It was a mix of race classes at the finish line.
The masters men were happy with the new format. Filipe Pereira said after the race “I’m very happy with my race, I probably reached the top 10 (he did!). The start was good, just some quick ladies and top junior guys I couldn’t keep up with.”

In the end the Mads Brand Pedersen took a sprint to beat Leonel Ramalho and Sean Rice right before the finish line.
In the senior women race Zsofi Czellai-Voros took the most advantage of the mixed start with the master men. She led the womens race and finished with a big time difference to Lizzie Broughton and Lili Katona.

The masters men is won by Emeric Petot, a minute ahead of Ronny Meisner in second place, with Guy de Prins finishing third.

The junior men did well in the new format of the long distance, wit Ory Zsombor finishing two minutes ahead of the masters men, with a time close of 1.41.28. This would have given him a 9th place overall in the senior men race.
In the short official junior women race, Lea Marchand took the gold medal, just before Aine White and local hero Iris van Bommel.

All of this has been made possible by the generous contribution of our sponsors: De Coogh Funderingstechnieken, Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem and Nelo Kayaks.
Another big thanks for our event suppliers Orange Rental, Gomes, Red Bull and Vaikobi Ocean Performance.

Save the date for next years race: 18th of april 2020

The official results are available here.