It was such an honor to take part in the 2015 Adidas Sick Line Extreme Kayaking World Championships. With maximum entry capacity reached in both the men and women's category's the team did a great job in organizing and running things as smooth and safely like they always do.
Coming into the race I had one mission and that was to go one better than last year and make it into the finals. With the start line packed with some of the worlds fastest paddlers it was never going to be an easy challenge.
The qualification course includes a one minute or so flat water sprint which was always going to be the crux of my goal. Despite being a few seconds closer to the fastest time set than last year, I finished up in 68th place, 20 down from the cut for the quarter finals.
With my racing complete I got to watch the top boys and girls crushing the lines in the finals. There was a lot of exciting action and so much inspiration seeing Gerd Serrasolses nailing every run taking the win in every round and deservedly being crowned 2015 World Champion.
It was also super moving to watch David Bain take second place with some really sweet paddling stepping up onto the podium just ahead of 3 time World Champion Sam Sutton in 3rd.
This year saw a championship format for in the women's category with 25 women on the start line. An awesome job from Mariann Saether for taking the title ahead of Jenny Chrimes and Alona Buslaieva, some really awesome runs and tight racing all round.