Canoeing

Dusi gives back to the Player Foundation

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Pietermaritzburg – Following the most successful Dusi Canoe Marathon charity batch auction to date, the over R320 000 raised has subsequently been split between the race’s three beneficiaries with the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Fund and the Dr Ian Player Memorial Fund receiving a combined R131 878 to help with a number of projects. The two funds are set to become ...

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Umko triumph for McGregor and Birkett

Jordan Tupper and Evan Knight took on the wild water at the 2015 STIHL Umkomaas Canoe Marathon over this past weekend in what were described as great conditions for paddling.  - Gary Knight/
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Josephine’s Bridge – The unlikely yet potent combination of multiple Marathon World Champion Hank McGregor and 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon Champion Andy Birkett took to the raging Umkomaas River and produced a dominant display from start to finish to claim victory at the 2015 STIHL Umkomaas Canoe Marathon handing McGregor his sixth title at the race. The Jeep Team/Kayak Centre ...

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The last hoorah for Kime at Non-Stop

Having paddled to a runner-up place at the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon Lance Kime (Euro Steel) will be taking on the Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon before he hangs up his paddle for a while as he travels and works overseas.  - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Having finished his studies and notched up a runner-up finish at the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon, former Dusi winner Lance Kime will see the 2015 Non-Stop Dusi as his final competitive race before he jets off to Europe to work and travel leaving the world of competitive paddling behind for the next few years. The Dusi in a ...

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Dusi momentum carries Change a Life into 2015 Non Stop Dusi

Banesti Nkhoesa of Martin Dreyer's Computershare Change a Life Academy finished seventh overall in this year's Dusi Canoe Marathon, was the second under-23 across the line  - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The recently concluded 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon was yet another major highlight for Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy whose paddlers clinched no fewer than three gold medals, claimed 18 of the top 50 silver medal places and occupied four of the six age group podium positions, and they’re not done yet. Friday 6 March’s 2015 Non ...

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Sharks fever bites Dusi paddlers

Paddling personality Dave Macleod (left), paddling star Jenna Ward (centre) and Cell C Sharks wing Tonderai Chavhanga (right) are excited about the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon as well as the chance to head to Growthpoint KINGS PARK after the finish at Blue Lagoon on Saturday as The Sharks take on the Emirates Lions later in the evening.   - Nick Tatham/
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Pietermaritzburg – In a repeat move that will bring a smile to weary Dusi Canoe Marathon paddlers faces as they cross the line at Blue Lagoon on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks will once again supply tickets to participants so they can enjoy a trip to Growthpoint KINGS PARK as their beloved Sharks take on the Emirates Lions in their ...

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Kime fires Drak Challenge warning shot

Dusi K1 champs Lance Kime, seen here leading Grant van der Walt through Glenhaven Rapid during last year's N3TC Drak Challenge - Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Dusi K1 champ Lance Kime fired a warning shot over the bows of the other elite racers with an emphatic victory in the 45km one-day Cartime FastDrak held in tough low water conditions on the Umzimkulu River. The popular ultramarathon normally covers the full 65km course of the two-dayN3TC Drak Challenge but due to the sudden dearth of ...

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Change a Lifers dominate early Dusi season

The Computershare Change A Life Academy head coach Lucas Mthalane has been leading the academy from the front after registering top fives at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg –Overwhelming dominance by young rising stars paddler from the Computershare Change A Life Academy at the last two Dusi seeding races has hinted at a serious threat to top ten gold medal positions at the Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. The Change a Life Academy paddlers have been in good form early on in the Dusi season and one ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Birkett out to shake off Ozzie Gladwin bridesmaid tag

Andy Birkett negotiates Cradock Weir during the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Team Eurosteel athlete is aiming at ending his run of second places in the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar this weekend. - John Hishin/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – Four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett is eager to shake off his bridesmaid status at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November after finishing in second place for three successive years. The former Under 23 World Champion regularly uses the 26km race, with its distinctive one kilometer long portage around the Albert ...

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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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