Tamlyn Bohm top Canadian paddler at 2012 ICF World Marathon Championships

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OTTAWA, ON – Balmy Beach Canoe Club’s Tamlyn Bohm had the top Canadian
performance at the ICF World Marathon Championships for a second year in
a row. Bohm finished eleventh in a field of 38 boats in Senior Women’s
K1. She completed the 25.8 kilometres along the Timber River in Rome in
a time of 2:06.12. Bohm, who trains in Toronto, placed sixth last year
in the same event in Singapore.

The Junior C2 pair of Matt Warner and Thomas Miller from Cheema Aquatic
Club also placed eleventh in their race. The race started out with
twelve boats but the Hungarian crew retired after the first of four laps
in the 17.2 kilometre race. Warner and Miller finished in a time of
1:30.25.

Don Stoneman finished sixteenth in Senior Men’s C1 with a time of
2:43.20. In Senior Men’s K1, Daniel Clattenburg of Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
came in twenty-fifth with a time of 2:23.59. He lined up against
thirty-eight competitors and only thirty completed the 30.1 kilometre
race which included seven portages.

Ian Mackenzie was entered in Senior Men’s K1 but did not start. Instead
he focused on the Senior Men’s K2 event with partner Jan Malherbe. The
crew placed nineteenth in a time of 2:11.23. Neil Lang of Cheema and
Dave Anderson of Toba in Winnipeg, MB also raced in the Senior K2 event
and placed twenty-sixth with a time of 2:22.36. For full results, visit: http://www.rome2012.org/

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For more information, contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352 imiller@canoekayak.ca

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