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