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15 Mar 2019

Denmark wins race for 2023 Canoe Marathon World Championships

Denmark has been chosen by the International Canoe Federation to host the 2023 Canoe Marathon World Championships.

The country beat off competition from Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary and China to secure the rights to the Championships, which are held every year.

Vejen Kolding, a small inland town in Denmark, will stage the 2023 event.

Sport Event Denmark, which organises bids from the country to host international sports events, was supported by Triangle Area Denmark and the Danish Canoe Federation in the successful application.

The Championships were last held in Vila Verde in Portugal in 2018, and this year's edition is set to take place in Shaoxing in China. The 2020, 2021 and 2022 competitions will be hosted by Norway, Romania and Portugal respectively.