• Tiszafüred: Hot end of a short seasonTiszafüred: Hot end of a short season
    Last weekend, the last of only three Quadrathlon World Cup races to be held this year, took place in Tisza Lake, in the east of Hungary. The current Coronavirus situation isn’t a problem in this location, which meant that the competition could take place without any restrictions. However, the strict Hungarian regulations made entry difficult for international athletes. It was possible for athletes to get exceptions to allow entry into the county but not every athlete wanted to have to go to the large effort of meeting them. The fact that a kayak championships was also taking place at the… Read more »
  • Long run-up to the Sprint Quadrathlon at the Ratscher mountain lakeLong run-up to the Sprint Quadrathlon at the Ratscher mountain lake
    The year 2020 hasn’t been a good one for sports events and in quadrathlon only a few races have been able to take place. Following the European Championships in Hungary, two cross-quadrathlons, the Pilsenman and the Miladatlon, were held in the Czech Republic, as well as the small Husky quadrathlon in Slovakia. The fact that the quadrathlon at Bergsee Ratscher could also take place was a small miracle, thanks to the tireless work of the organiser Sebastian Diez and his team. For a long time, it looked as if the authorities didn’t want to play along and deal with local… Read more »
  • A bit of normality- the first quadrathlon takes place in KapsovarA bit of normality- the first quadrathlon takes place in Kapsovar
    Following months of uncertainty and many restrictions due to the Coronavirus, there is now in many countries some light at the end of the tunnel and a gradual return to normality. With this the first competitions can take place. The first quadrathlon race was held last Saturday in Kapsovar on the Deseda Lake (50km south of the Batalon Lake). In hot summer conditions, with the temperature around 30 degrees, 60 athletes assembled on the start line. As expected the 750m swim was non wetsuit. The early leaders were Peter Ruzicska (HUN), Stefan Teichert (GER), Ferenc Csima (HUN), William Peters (BEL)… Read more »
  • Current situation (Update 13.07.20)Current situation (Update 13.07.20)
    The current Covid-19 situation unfortunately influences all our lives and sport takes a back seat. Unfortunately, there have already been some cancellations in the World Cup: – Terceria (POR), 26.04.2020 – Brigg (GBR), 24.05.2020 – Kretinka (CZE), 13.06.2020 – Tyn (CZE), 20.06.2020 – Bydgoszcz (POL), 05.07.2020 – Wassersuppe (GER), 15.08.2020 – Oslo (NOR), 22.08.2020 – Cazalegas (ESP), 26.09.2020 However, the situation seems to be improving in some countries and the WQF hopes that at least a few races can still be held. Therefore the WQF has decided the following special regulations: The World Cup will take place if at the… Read more »
  • WQF Annual Congress, 2019 – SummaryWQF Annual Congress, 2019 – Summary
    At the end of each season, we hold the Annual Congress by email. Representatives of each National Federation are able to contribute. This year the Nations included were CZE, GBR, GER and HUN. Armenia were elected as members of the WQF and can vote next year, if they are active in quadrathlons. The routine business involves scrutiny and approval of the accounts – which showed a surplus for the year and we have a balance which will be used to encourage young athletes to try quadrathlon. Another regular matter was the proposed calendar of World Cup races. An exciting programme… Read more »
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