Canoeing

Top KZN canoeing race honours Ozzie Gladwin

A massive field of paddlers will take part in the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, as a tribute to legendary timekeeper and canoeing administrator Ozzie Gladwin, pictured here (left) with his son Peter Gladwin at the finish of the 1962 Dusi.

Pietermaritzburg – On Sunday 9 November the biggest one day canoeing race of the year will attract a massive field to Albert Falls Dam for the 26km Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, which honours the contribution made to the sport by the late Ozzie Gladwin.Gladwin got involved in the heady days of the early Dusi Canoe Marathons, ...

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Guppy’s add exciting Ozzie Gladwin spin

With the main race taking the centre stage the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, will also offer young paddlers the chance to cut their paddling teeth during the ever popular guppy race starting at Albert Falls Dam  - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – One of the country’s premier one day canoeing races the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, at the Albert Falls Dam on Sunday, 9 November will once again be preceded by the hugely popular Guppy race that showcases the emerging paddling stars of the future. Guppies are short stable single canoes ideal for introducing paddlers younger than 12 ...

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Ozzie Gladwin offers big cash incentives

Elite paddlers have welcomed the conformation of R67 000 in prize money for the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, on the 9th of November  - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – As a key seeding and form barometer for the Dusi Canoe Marathon the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 9 November is dangling a substantial prize pool carrot of R67 000 to the region’s top river paddlers. The prestigious 26km race is widely regarded as the first serious gauge of form for the summer ...

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Change a Lifers sound strong Dusi warning

Computershare Change a Life Academy captain Lucas Mthalane produced a stellar race at the 2014 Umpetha Challenge, formally the NCC Development Race - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers send a strong signal of intent in the build-up to the Dusi Canoe Marathon with a total domination of the Umpetha Challenge Dusi Qualifier on the weekend, securing seven of the top ten positions. The Dusi has long been a major focus for the Academy and as the first seeding ...

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Huge prize pool for Umpetha Challenge

Elite athletes such as Damon Stamp and Mthobisi Cele can earn excellent prize money at the Umpetha Challenge that covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Course, following the announcement of a 12,5% increase in the prize money pool. - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Organisers of the Dusi-season starting Umpetha Challenge canoe race on Sunday 19 October have confirmed a massive prize pool of R36 000 for the race, with R6000 for the overall winner of the K1 category. The 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon a K1 championship race, the KwaZulu-Natal summer season is being geared towards the K1 class, and as the ...

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McGregor makes history with double gold at World Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké (back) cross the line to claim victory in the Senior men's K2 race at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. The win made McGregor the first South African to clinch the elusive double of K1 and K2 titles at the same world championships - Balint Vekassy/
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Oklahoma City – Hank McGregor rewrote the history books on Sunday by becoming the first South African paddler to win both K1 and K2 gold medals at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. After an emphatic obliteration of the Men’s K1 race on Saturday 36 year old McGregor teamed up with his surfski friend Jasper Mocké to clinch the K2 ...

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Team SA opens assault on canoeing marathon worlds with six medals

Cape master and founder of the Berg River Canoe Marathon Willem van Riet celebrates his silver medal at the Masters Cup.  "I am extremely proud to win this medal because I was part of the crowd in the sixties that never got to race in the world championships. I trained like a lunatic for nine months for this!"  - Eveline Dietz/
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Oklahoma City – The South African campaign at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships got under way in empathic fashion with its veterans and masters paddlers gabbing six K1 medals on the first day of competition – two golds, three silvers and a bronze. The ICF Canoe Marathon Masters World Cup features paddlers over the age of 35 in five ...

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Strong Team SA ready for Canoe Marathon Worlds

Following a frantic men's K2 race at the recent SA Marathon Championships, Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké along with Andy Birkett and Greg Louw will be the men's contingent in the K2 race at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Oklahoma City from 24-28 September.  - Terence Vrugtman/
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Oklahoma City – A number of World Champions lead a strong South African force to the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Oklahoma City, USA with the team hoping to return to the Rainbow Nation with a substantial haul of medals in both the ICF Canoe Marathon Masters World Cup and the elite Worlds which take place between 24-27 ...

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Khwela quietly focussed on Hansa Fish

Current Dusi Canoe Marathon K2 champion Sbonelo Khwela has battled at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in the past and is hoping that he can break into the top 10  - Darren Goddard/
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Cradock – Dusi champion Sbonelo Khwela has set his sights on the hugely popular Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 10 and 11 October, using his solid midyear base as a springboard to challenge for a place amongst the gold medallists. A top ten finish has somehow eluded the popular Shongweni hero, still known in some quarters as Sbonelo “Eric” ...

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