Canoe Racing New Zealand would like to congratulate the following paddlers who have been selected to represent NZ at the 2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships:
- Sarah Lockwood – Open WK1
- Samuel Newlands – Open MK1
- Liam Lace – U23 MK1
- Emma Kemp – U23 WK1
- Briana Trewern – U18 WK1
- Deva Bennett – U18WK1
- Liam Neal – U18WK1
This selection was made following their results at the recent NZ Canoe Marathon National Champs in Auckland.
The World Championships are in Vejen, Denmark on 31st August- 3rd September.
The sport of canoe marathon is a true test of a paddlers tactics, endurance and athleticism. Similar to a running marathon, it is a long distance, endurance event- standard races can be up to 30km on a flatwater course, with regular portages where the paddler must carry the kayak.
Well done to all paddlers on their selection and all the best with your training over the next couple of months.