Posted: Monday, March 6, 2023. 1:51 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: The 26th Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge came to a thrilling conclusion today, with teams from all over the country racing down the length of the Belize River to reach the finish line. The race, which started on March 3rd covers a total distance of approximately 180 miles and is widely considered to be one of the toughest canoe races in the world.
Competitors braved challenging river conditions, including strong currents, rapids, and rough waters, to complete the grueling journey. The race was a test of strength, endurance, and teamwork, as paddlers worked together to navigate the river and reach the finish line as quickly as possible.
As the teams approached the finish line, the excitement reached a fever pitch, with spectators cheering on the paddlers and vying for a glimpse of the finish. In the end, it was a close race, with only a few seconds separating the top competitors.
The winning team will be crowned at the conclusion of the race and after the teams’ respective times for each leg of the four day event are tallied. They will be presented with a trophy and other awards.
The Ruta Maya canoe race is an important event in Belize drawing thousands of participants and spectators each year. It is a celebration of the region’s rich culture and history, and a testament to the strength and determination of the people who live and work along the Belize River.
With the conclusion of this year’s race, the anticipation for next year’s event has already begun. The Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge will continue to be a staple in Belize providing a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all who participate.
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