2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Champs- Everything you need to know

The NZ team are ready for action, as the 2023 Canoe Marathon World Championships start in Vejen, Denmark tonight.

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.

Paddlers compete in their long distance event, but there is also the opportunity to race in a short course event.

The New Zealand  Marathon Team for 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 – U18MK1

Keep up with all the action

Racing will start from 6.30pm NZT each night and run throughout the night. Canoe Racing NZ will share the NZ athletes’ race schedule before racing begins each race day, as well as an update of the overnight racing results the following morning.

Follow CRNZ social channels (Instagram / Facebook) for regular updates and results.

Watch Live on the Planet Canoe Recast Channel (see more streaming information below) – https://watch.recast.tv/user/8XBy2?referrer=8XBy2

If you’re not up to catch the races there will be an on demand stream link on Planet Canoe Recast once the racing block is complete.

Schedule for NZ Athletes

Day 1- Thursday 31st August

6.30pm NZT – K1 Junior Women: Deva Bennett, Briana Trewern
9.00pm NZT- K1 Open Women Short Course Heat 2 : Emma Kemp, Sarah Lockwood
9.45pm NZT- K1 Open Men Short course Heat 2: Sam Newlands
3.45am NZT- K1 Open Women Short Course Final
3.45am NZT- K1 Open Women Short Course Final


Day 2- Friday 1st September

12.30am NZT – K1 Under 23 Women: Emma Kemp
2.45am NZT- K1 Under 23 Men: Liam Lace


Day 3- Saturday 2nd September

6.50pm NZT – K1 Junior Men: Liam Neal
12.15am NZT-  K1 Open Women: Sarah Lockwood
2.30am NZT- K1 Open Men: Sam Newlands


For schedule and results click here

How to watch the Livestream

Planet Canoe has changed this racing season from YouTube streaming to a service called Recast https://watch.recast.tv/user/8XBy2?referrer=8XBy2

You’ll need to create an account and get credits to watch the livestreams- you can get a 3 day pass for 300 credits or a 7 day pass for 450credits or  individual sessions are also worth credits . To get credits you can give personal information, or purchase using a credit card.
Please be assured this is a legitimate website and service. Set this up before you want to watch as it can take a little time.

For further Recast info including videos on how to sign up click here https://www.canoeicf.com/how-sign-up-recast-and-start-watching

Be aware that links to watch the event in comments on Facebook posts are spam and should not be clicked on. Only click on links in the original post from Canoe Racing New Zealand or Planet Canoe to watch.

Helpful Info for World Championships

Thursday 31st August – Saturday 2nd September from 6.30pm NZT
Vejen, Denmark

Event website: https://www.canoemarathon.dk/
Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICFMarathon2023
For schedule and results click here
Watch Live on the Planet Canoe Recast Channel