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ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Hungary.

For many of the New Zealand paddlers this is their first marathon world champs – it will be interesting to see how will they go. For Rochelle Austin this will be her third world champs and the second for Matt Loveridge. Good luck to the NZ Team.

Ones to watch: Hank McGregor will be returning to Gyor to defend his world title, 16 years after he first raced here in 1999. Hank will be looking to add to the titles he won in 2011 (Singapore) 2013 (Denmark) and last year's win in Oklahoma. Renátay Csay will also be looking to to remain consistent – and add world title number 15 – making her the one to beat. 


Terry Newsome off to the ICF Canoe Marathon World Champs

We’re proud that ipaddle’s own Terry Newsome is at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Hungary. He's putting his technical expertise to good use as part of the race control team. The racing takes place in the picturesque town of Gyor, about halfway between Budapest and Vienna. Check out the video of the course at the bottom of the page. Terry will be posting news and photos to the Nelo NZ Facebook page when he can.


Useful Links

Check out the Official Event page here

The Official Results page is updated frequently.

The ICF Marathon YouTube Channel has the live feeds (which you can see below) and a few interviews with last year's medalists.  

The Nelo NZ Facebook page will have info as it comes to hand.


The NZ Team

Rochelle Austin 
Steve Armstrong
Rebecca Bailey
James Feathery
Kim Harker
Marshall Hollister Jones

Matt Loveridge
Daniel McDowell
Charles Nimmo
Paul Russell
Nick Webby  

Note: The athletes races are marked next to the race timetables below


The race schedule and live videos

Friday, 11 September 2015

09:00 K1 Women Juniors  18.3 km  Rochelle Austin
09:05 C1 Women Seniors  22.2 km  
09:10 C1 Women Juniors  14.4 km
11:30 K1 Women U23  22.2 km Rebecca Bailey
11:33 C1 Men Juniors  18.3 km
13:45 Medal ceremonies 1st session

14:45 K1 Men U23  26.1 km  Matt Loveridge
14:48 C1 Men U23  22.2 km
17:00 Medal ceremonies 2nd and 3rd session


Saturday, 12 September 2015

09:00 K1 Men Juniors  22.2 km  Daniel McDowell
09:03 K2 Women Juniors  18.3 km
11:30 K1 Women Seniors  26.1 km
11:35 C1 Men Seniors 26.1 km
14:00 Medal ceremonies 1st session

14:45 K1 Men Seniors  Steve Armstrong
17:00 Medal ceremonies 2nd and 3rd session


Sunday, 13 September 2015

09:00 K2 Men Juniors  22.2 km
09:05 C2 Men Juniors  18.3 km
11:30 K2 Women Seniors  26.1 km
11:33 C2 Men Seniors  26.1 km
13:45 Medal ceremonies 1st session

14:30 K2 Men Seniors  30 km, Steve Armstrong/James Featherly, Matt Loveridge/Paul Russell
16:45 Medal ceremonies 2nd and 3rd session and closing ceremony


Background to the event and course video


The 1999 World Marathon – a dramatic race for the NZ K2 Team!

This year's racing will be on the same course as the 1999 races, 16 years ago. New Zealand had a small team including K2 crew of Simon McLarin and Finn O'Connor.

It's well worth checking out this footage of the race. You see them on the start line and then just after the start (42 secs) in boat number 32. Terry talked to Simon about the race start and he said that it was fast and there was a strong current and eddy, which turned the K2 almost colliding with another K2! Unfortunately, once they got under control the lead groups had pulled away. This left Finn and Simon to paddle by themselves and slowly working their way back up the field – until they found Norway and Slovakia, which they paddled with to finish in 11th place.

The exciting 1999 K1 race

Looking at the footage you will see a young Hank McGregor up with Great Britian's Ivan Lawler for the first few laps. In the end, Ivan would add another world title to his belt after a sprint finish with Istvan Salga of Hungary.