An Epic Paddle

“The Washington Island Marathon is epic,” says Hawaii out-rigger paddler Wendell Martin, who finished in 4:37:13. “I love this race, though some paddlers don’t want to tear themselves up with this challenging of a race so early in the season.”

Martin is one of 14 marathon paddlers who arrived for the Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event marathon circumnavigation of Washington Island during the June 13 – 15 Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event.

Erik Borgnes has raced the marathon four times, and this year won the race again and set a course record for the marathon with a time of 3:12:11.

“The Triathlon was really fun and challenging for competitors. They loved the course,” said committee member Bonnie Burnham. “We know how hard this event is to put together, but it is always worth it.”

The Death’s Door Crossing was canceled for Sunday, June 15, due to high winds.



Erik Borgnes 3:12:11

Mark Anich 3:18:46

Jon Sanborn 3:25:36

Joe Zellner and Mark Depasquale 3:25:37

Greg Greene 3:27:53

Gary Sadowski 3:45:26

Six-Man Outrigger Canoe 4:01:33

Wendell Martin 4:37:15

Half Marathon

William Feiges 1:53:37

Steven Bannow 2:01:10

John Tebbens 2:06:22

Joe Welna 2:08:32

Erik Hanselman 2:09:30

Kenny Lambrecht 2:19:11

Mary Salzmann 2:43:31


Phillip Taylor 2:31:42

Mike Saxton 4:09:00