Perhaps no other canoeist has commanded his or her discipline as well as Quebec marathon racer Serge Corbin, 42, who has won the famed Triple Crown of North American Canoe Racing–consisting of the 70-mile General Clinton Canoe Race, 120-mile Ausable Marathon, and Canada's La Classique de Canots de la Maurice–every year since its inception in 1992. Included in these results are victories in 20 of 22 races since the Triple Crown was formed. With 55 major victories in 23 years of racing events comprising the Triple Crown, he is clearly one of Canada's preeminent paddlers. "For more than 20 years he has dominated marathon canoe racing to an extent unmatched by any competitor in any other sport," says Triple Crown spokesman Phil Weiler. "His record is comparable to a single athlete winning 50 major PGA golf tournaments or 50 Grand Slam tennis tournaments over 20 years."
Bill Mason (1929 - 1988), also known as "the patron saint of canoeing" (though known also as a filmmaker and Artist), should need no introduction... but here are some information sources:
The Bill Mason pages on RedCanoes.Ca (maintained by the Mason family)
This site includes the following sections:
- About Bill
- Original Paintings
- Fine Art Prints
- Print Specials