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Canadian Canoe Marathon Team Brings Home Gold from World Championships  
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PRADO VILA VERDE, PORTUGAL (September 9, 2018) – The best Canoe Marathon paddlers in the world lined up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. Eight Canadian athletes took part in the competition that was held in Prado Vila Verde in Portugal from September 6 to 9. Nova Scotian Marlee MacIntosh won gold in the Junior Women’s C1 event.

“We are very proud of our new World Champion,” expressed Canoe Kayak Canada’s Marathon Committee member, Darryl Bohm. “Marlee had a close race with Portugal’s athlete Adrianna Antos. The two paddlers exchanged leads a few times over the 4 laps course of 11.8 km and Marlee finished first, becoming World Champion in this event!”

MacIntosh crossed the finish line with a fast time of 1:07:26,31 followed by Portugal and Ukraine. The last Canadian Junior athlete to have won a gold medal at a Marathon World Championships was Olympian Adam Van Koeverden at the 2000 Worlds held in Halifax, Nova-Scotia.

In the Junior Women’s K1 event, Canada was represented by Samantha Morse, also from Nova Scotia. She placed 25th in a time of 1:46 min on the 6 laps course of a distance of 19 km.

The U23 team completed their races on Saturday. Emma Mitchell of Manitoba and Michael Lanyon from British-Columbia squared up against a strong field of athletes in both the U23 women and men races. Mitchell placed 12th while Lanyon finished 22nd.

The Canadian Senior team concluded the competition on Saturday and Sunday. Maddy Mitchell (Manitoba) placed 8th in the Women’s C1 15.4 km with a time of 1:33 minutes. On the men’s side, Mateus Braga (Manitoba) and Florian Haskerkehrer (Manitoba) took part in the Men’s C2 26.2 km race where they placed 12th in a time of 2:16 minutes.

You can find all results on the International Canoe Federation Website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates of upcoming events.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Team
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) are proud to announce the selection of ten Canadian athletes to represent the country at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”

The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.

 

Canoe Marathon National Team

Category Athlete Hometown Event(s)
Junior Women’s Canoe Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS C-1
Junior Women’s Kayak Samathan Morse Halifax, NS K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Emma Mitchell Winnipeg, MB K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Sam Sula Mississauga, ON K-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Kayak Michael Lanyon Kamloops, BC K-1
Senior Women’s Canoe Maddy Mitchell Winnipeg, MB C-1
Senior Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-2
Senior Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-2

 

Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Madeline Mitchell Paddles to Bronze Medal at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Portugal  
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VIANA-DO-CASTELO, PORTUGAL (May 29, 2018) – Madeline Mitchell, member of the Manitoba Paddling Association in Winnipeg, won a bronze medal this weekend while representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal, May 25 to 27.

“I was extremely honoured and excited to have been invited to race the marathon cup in Portugal”, said Mitchell on her way back to Canada. “Every marathon race is so different and unpredictable. Every turn and every portage have a new challenge that makes the roughly 2 hours of race even more interesting.”

The canoe athlete made her way to the World Cup podium, placing third in the short race event. Mitchell paddled the 3.6 km in a time of 21 minutes and 4 seconds. In second place was Maria Ramal from Spain (20:59.88) and Ukrainian athlete, Liudmyla Babak took gold with a time of 19 minutes 31 seconds.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) of Canoe Kayak Canada congratulates Maddy on her World Cup bronze medal in the short race event”, proudly said Darryl Bohm, member of the MCRC.

Mitchell also took part in the long race event of 15.4 km where she placed fifth with a time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 19 seconds. Ukrainian Babak took gold with a time of 1:41:29.76.

“I unfortunately couldn’t predict the unfavorable conditions”, explained Mitchell, “but I’m hoping to improve on my fifth-place finish at the World Championships in September”.

The 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will take place in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9.

You can find the results the Canoe Marathon World Cup on the International Canoe Federation website.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all updates directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Madeline Mitchell to Represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Portugal  
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VIANA-DO-CASTELO, PORTUGAL (May 25, 2018) – Canadian canoe sprint and marathon athlete Madeline Mitchell (Manitoba) will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup. The international competition is taking place in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal from May 25 to 27.

“We are very pleased to see Madeline representing Canada at this major marathon event,” said Darryl Bohm, member of the Canoe Marathon Racing Council at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Maddy finished 4that the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and we will be cheering for her to do well at this event”.

Mitchell will be racing on Saturday, May 26 in the Women’s C1 short event on a distance of 3.6 km as well as on Sunday, May 27 in the Women’s C1 15.4 km. The short event will include three laps and three portages while the long event will include four laps, three portages and one small lap.

 

 

You can find all start lists, results and live action on the International Canoe Federation website.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all updates directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

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