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300 Brave Paddlers Race the Cold Waters of Paris

The annual Paris SUP Crossing is a major European SUP event that attracts hundreds of paddlers to the river Seine the waterway that flows through the heart of the French capital, for a chilly, but amazing weekend of racing.

This year, no less than 300 paddlers took part in this challenge, that has become Europe’s largest SUP race, which features the long distance race along the Seine (including one section that goes straight past the Eiffel Tower) on Saturday and knockout sprints in an indoor pool on Sunday (the whole event is part of the big Paris Boat Show).

They all paddled with style and determination, but some of them proved to be more skilled and conquered the podium. And the results from the Elite race look like this:

ELITE WOMEN
1st: Marie Buchanan (UK)
2nd: Manca Notar (Slovenia)
3rd: Faustine Merret (France)

ELITE MEN
1st: Leonard Nika (Italy)
2nd: Gaetene Sene (2nd)
3rd: Titouan Puyo (3rd)

If you missed this event, you can take a look at the highlights in the related videos section below. Enjoy!