Paddling through the heart of Paris

Participants powering down the Seine in Paris during the seventh edition of the Nautic SUP Paris Crossing on Sunday. Despite freezing temperatures, 600 paddlers competed in the world's biggest stand-up paddling competition, dressed in wetsuits, beani
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Participants powering down the Seine in Paris during the seventh edition of the Nautic SUP Paris Crossing on Sunday. Despite freezing temperatures, 600 paddlers competed in the world's biggest stand-up paddling competition, dressed in wetsuits, beanies and gloves. They paddled past iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral, while covering distances of 11km for amateurs and 13.5km for professionals. Hungarian Bruno Hasulyo won the men's professional category, while Spain's Susak Molinero took the women's pro category. Lois Chardebas, 16, of France won the junior amateur category.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2016, with the headline 'Paddling through the heart of Paris'. Print Edition | Subscribe