Kamloops paddler Michael Lanyon is among the 10 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) announced the selection of the Canadian athletes on Tuesday.
Lanyon will compete in the U23 Men’s K-1 competition at the championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9.
“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,” 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
|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 sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.