Up to 500 paddlers are expected to brave sub-zero temperatures for what is fast becoming one of the world’s biggest races (sound familiar?). We’ll be there, and if you want to join the adventure head to glaglarace.com to reserve your spot today…
Take a look at this unreal footage from yesterday’s big GlaGla Race in the French Alps, where Martin Letourneur, Leo Nika and Olivia Piana led a field of over 300 paddlers around a very cold but very beautiful Lake Annecy.
The sight of hundreds of paddlers charging off the start line is absolutely amazing → READ MORE
In case you haven’t been following this story over the past few months, the ‘Dragon’ is a 22ft long behemoth that’s been designed for a unique style of teams racing. → READ MORE
In brief: Martin Letourneur and Olivia Piana have taken out the 2017 GlaGla Race in the French Alps, with a massive 345 competitors descending upon a cold but sunny Lake Annecy in what was an amazing celebration of the sport.
After 13km of flat and sometimes foggy paddling, Martin edged out world number 13 Leo Nika by the narrowest of margins, winning a photo finish with an official margin of 0.6 seconds. → READ MORE
The New Year brings with it fresh new excitement and anticipation, so today I’m starting a new feature called ‘Next stop…’ that’ll focus on the races I’m really excited about traveling to and being part of in 2017.
Over the coming weeks and months, I’m going to highlight some of the awesome international events that offer paddlers incredible experiences. And my first stop in the new year is Lake Annecy, France for the GlaGla Race on Jan 21. → READ MORE
For the non-Francophiles, the race footage starts around the 0:45 mark, with some sweeping aerial shots showing just how beautiful this part of the world really is. → READ MORE
While the crew in Carolina were freezing their butts off and the Californians were enjoying a crisp morning at the Hanohano on Saturday, over in France there was yet another cold water race taking place.
The ‘GlaGla’ race, now in its third year, celebrates both the extremes of French winter and the beautiful scenery of the alpine lakes. → READ MORE
From San Diego to North Carolina to the Caribbean to France, Saturday is going to be a busy one.
Here’s a quick preview of each race… → READ MORE