River Canoe Marathon Media Release
: Dave Macleod
Boros back for Berg 2017
Paarl - Hungarian star paddler Adrián Boros has dropped a
bombshell by being the first paddler to enter the 2017 Berg
River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July, after stunning the
event by racing onto the podium on his Berg debut last year.
Boros, who won the ICF Canoe Marathon K2 world title in 2015,
edging out South African defending champions Hank McGregor and
Jasper Mocké, has been a regular visitor to South African
shores, and has taken a liking to the style of training and
racing shown by the local elite athletes at major domestic
With the 2017 marathon world champs in Pietermaritzburg in
September, Boros plans to spend even more time in the country
getting used to the Camps Drift layout, and is not scared off by
the demands of the 240 km Berg Marathon just two months before
the world title decider.
“I like to race in South Africa, and I think the Berg is one of
the best races,’ said Boros, shortly after winning his national
selections race and securing his place at the European Marathon
“I think the Berg will be really good for me,” added the 26 year
old from Tolna in Hungary. “It doesn’t have too much running,
but lots of paddling!
“Last year I didn't know anything about the race, but this year
is different. I know the distance now and I have a better idea
about how to save my energy.
“The race is very technical and tactical so I hope that I can
remember some of the technical areas of the river,” said Boros.
He added that the tree-laced second stage from Zonquasdrift to
Bridgetown was his biggest concern, as local knowledge plays a
bit role over that section.
“I hope I can follow someone, because there are lots of tree
blocks and it is a tricky section.
“We can practice before the race so I hope I don’t get any
surprises on the second day,” said Boros.
After finishing third in a competitive race last year, Boros
says he will be delighted to get back onto the podium again.
“I will be fit by that time because it's just after the European
championships. I hope I can reach the podium again, but you
never know,” Boros added.
The Berg River Canoe marathon
starts in Paarl on 12 July and ends at Velddrif on 15 July. More
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Hungarian ace Adrián Boros was the first entry received for the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July.
I hope I can reach the podium again, but you never know,” Boros
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