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Golden end for Team SA at marathon worlds

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Pietermaritzburg – Led by a bloodied Hank McGregor, South Africa grabbed another two medals on the final day of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg to end up second overall on the medal table. Saturday’s K1 men’s winner, sporting a large cut above his left eye from a clash of paddles, and partner Jasper Mocké ...

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Rains look to break Cape paddling drought in time for Breede

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Robertson – After one of the most frustrating starts to the winter canoeing season thanks to the drought that has ravaged the Western Cape and left it’s rivers bitterly low, a spate of cold fronts have restored water to the Breede River system, and triggered a wave of entries for the Breede River Canoe marathon on 16 and 17 September. ...

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Organisers fine tune after SA Championships at Camps Drift

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Pietermaritzburg – With the successful South African flatwater marathon championships under their belt, the organising committee of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift next month is dissecting the two day national championships to fine tune and learn as many constructive lessons from the event as possible. Organising committee chair Steve Botha was pleased with the uniformly positive ...

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McGregor settles scores on final day of SA Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké hung on to win the Men's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Sunday. Louis Hattingh/
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Pietermaritzburg – Hank McGregor evened the scores with Andy Birkett on the final day of the SA Flatwater Marathon Canoeing Championships held at Camps Drift when he and his partner Jasper Mocké prevailed to win the men’s K2 title in a tense end sprint with Birkett and Jean van der Westhuyzen. In a thrilling climax to the two days of ...

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Viaene claims SA Waveski title

SA Waveski Open Champion Bruce Viaene on his way to taking the title in Jeffery's Bay this past weekend. Bruce Travenor/
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Jeffery’s Bay – Spectators and competitors were treated to a spectacle of waveski surfing during the 2017 SA Waveski Championships in Jeffery’s Bay this past weekend with Bruce Viaene taking home the overall honours. Waves where plentiful for the for the full three days of surfing as contestants battled it out in the surf and the quality of surfing has ...

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Strong SA team named for Worlds

Jenna Ward and Nikki Russell secured their place in the national team to the world championships by winning the Women's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday.
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Pietermaritzburg – After the record-breaking South African flatwater marathon championships held at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, Canoeing South Africa has announced a team of 73 boats to compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Cup events at the same Camps Drift venue from 4 to 12 September. With all the fancied paddlers securing their ...

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McGregor dominates Open Ocean Challenge series opener

Hank McGregor runs up the beach to win the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Surfski Challenge  the first leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge series. Lynne Hauptfleisch/
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Durban -Fresh from his victory in Mauritius, and days before he jets off to international surfski events in Canada and the USA, Hank McGregor stole the limelight at the opening leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Series, holding off Euro Steel team mate and surfski newbie Andy Birkett at the end of the 12km race. Racing a straight ...

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Final changes made to 2017 Berg

With a lean field expected to take on the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon in 2017, Hungarian Marathon ace Adrián Boros looks set to take on the favourites tag for the four-day journey from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – After the cold front that made landfall over the Western Cape this past weekend failed to make any significant impact on the level of the Berg River, the organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have confirmed changes to the race route for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The first stage from Paarl will ...

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Rains set to bolster Berg River stock

With a cold front approaching the Western Cape this weekend, Berg River Canoe Marathon organisers are hoping that this rain will mean that the race can follow its traditional route from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July.
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Paarl – The fate of the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon hangs in the balance as a well-timed cold front makes landfall in the Boland on Sunday, with expected rains that could rescue what is looking to be a very tough four day outing on a low river. With the Western Cape still in the grip of the drought that ...

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World’s First Insurance Policy for Athletes Launched by MiWayLife

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The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750 000 runners and 15 000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to ...

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