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Winter Championships

Tuesday, 17-Mar-09 13:59:58 UTC
Winter Championships

For many years this time of the year is marked by the winter championships. Normally raced over 5000 meters, these races have become a tradition and assume in many countries the role of starting the season, with marathon, sprinters and all non specialist racing together!

In Portugal it took place last week, with a record entry of over 700 paddlers, a great party that the Nelo Team could not miss. Besides seeing our boats winning all the main events, some of our “talented” staff also took the chance to race taking the gold on the Men’s K4 with 2 “Nelo Guys” inside the boat, and for that they didn’t even need a new Vanquish III K4, they managed to do it in 6 year old Scorpion K4! (You can see them in the photo getting some more “information” on the sport)

Now we are on our way down to Seville, to follow the Spanish Championships where one gets the chance to see the best marathon paddlers in the world racing the best sprinters in the world in a “mixed” distance, in what becomes an extraordinary race to watch.