Sunny day for a race!

In only a few hours it is time to start the race! At this moment we have 131 competitors and the race entry is still opened until 11.45!

We have a sunny day for racing, hope the wind will not be too harsh on you guys!

See you all in a bit!

Athlete boats have arrived!

De boten voor de topvaarders uit het buitenland zijn vandaag gearriveerd. Nelo Kayaks en Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem hebben speciaal voor de 42ste editie van de Amsterdam Waterland Marathon een botenwagen vol materiaal opgestuurd. Met deze boten zullen de kanovaarders die van ver moeten komen zeker weten in staat zijn om een top prestatie te leveren!

The boats for our top athletes coming from far have arrived this afternoon. Nelo Kayaks en Canoe Centre Arjan Bloem have send us a full trailer of top notch equipment! With these boats we are sure that our foreign guests will be able to put out the best performance possible.

We are very proud with the royal support of Nelo and Canoecentre Arjan Bloem

Kayaks for top athletes supplied by official sponsor Nelo

Kayaks for top athletes supplied by sponsorpartner Nelo.

Good weather expected for raceday, good enough to beat the track record?!

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 19th of 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 Fernandes 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 (5th place 500 meter World Championships). The international competition comes from a delegation of the Great British canoe union, Irish, Italian, German, Belgian, French, Norwegian, Danish and even an Australian competitor.

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 sponsors: Foundation techniques ‘de Coogh’ , Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem and Nelo Kayaks

Only few days left to raceday!

We are counting down fast to raceday. With over 100 participants coming from 15 different countries we should be set for an exciting race!
Thinking you would like to join? Better act fast, because these are the last days subscribing to the race is still free!