Long race on SUP for the first time
For the first time in a history there is a paddler who will try to go through the whole three day legendary paddle race Budějovice-Praha on a paddleboard. Marek Šplíchal comes from Pilsen where he runs a wine and beer shop. He is now 46 years old and his experience contains extreme races on a mountain bike (345 km in 24 hours) and various running ultramarathons (182km in 24 hours). However, after suffering from knee pain, Marek began to look for different sports. He has tried kayaks and then accidently came across a paddleboard Tambo. Marek managed to finish Český Krumlovský river marathon 2019 and since then he has been improving his paddling skills and technique whenever possible. His longest distance paddled so far is 50 km, so the 37th edition of the Budějovice-Praha race is going to be tough challenge for him and he is looking forward to it.