Marathon paddling is an exceptional way to develop both strength and aerobic capacity. It is a safe, low impact, high aerobic sport and a great way to develop upper body and core strength. The sport has a significant technical component that is sure to test your canoeing technique, river knowledge and navigation skills. Over time racers develop the ability to read different water conditions to both avoid obstacles and seek out the fastest water.
In marathon paddling knowledge is as important as muscle strength and this makes it a sport where all ages and sexes can excel. Paddlers who take the time to develop both fitness and technical skills not only enjoy hours spent on the water but are also rewarded with a strong sense of accomplishment.