Canoeing

Paull leads SA Sprint team charge on day one

Milan – With the para-paddlers taking centre stage on the first day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Gauteng para-paddling star Graham Paull set a positive tone as he powered his way into the KL1 Men 200m final to take place tomorrow whilst the young Jono Wing and Stu Hogg were unable to qualify passed their ...

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SA Squad fired up for crucial Sprint World Champs

Milan – The South African team has arrived in Milan, Italy for the upcoming ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with the added pressure of an Olympic Games next year meaning that this is a make or break event for those wishing to qualify for the Rio showpiece in 2016 and a large group of paddlers from South Africa will be ...

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Stand up Paddleboarders set to make Fish history

Cradock – A handful of pioneering Stand Up Paddleboarders are planning to make history by taking on the legendary two-day 82km Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to Sports Ground in Cradock on 9 and 10 October. Spearheaded by Dean Bottcher, who is part of the group that first paddled the Dusi and Drak Challenge marathons on Stand ...

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Birkett grabs Marathon World Cup medal in Germany

Brandenburg, Germany – Andy Birkett’s international marathon star continues to rise after racing to a silver medal at the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at a sweltering  Brandenburg an den Havel regatta course. Birkett was locked in a three boat tussle as they turned for the short final lap with Hungarian Adam Petro and Belgian Dries Corrijn. Their run into ...

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Unstoppable McGregor charges to record tenth Berg title

Velddrift – Saturday’s fourth and final stage of the taxing 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon was a historic day for South African paddling icon Hank McGregor who became the first person in history to win the 240km clash from Paarl to Velddrif for a tenth time while Western Cape local Bianca Beavitt notched up her first women’s crown. So dominant ...

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Six in One Challenge

The Six in One Challenge is an exciting multisport event that takes place on 29 November 2015 at Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg. It consists of six legs that must be completed in sequence. Athletes who would like to skip the water-related legs can enter in the No H2O category. Date: 29 November 2015 Location: Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg (Start & Finish) Event ...

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Sports Lovers: show your metal with Iqela Events

Calling all mountain bikers, trail runners and triathlon lovers: Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in three exhilarating challenges, set along some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes. Iqela Events’ Cellar 2 Cellar, Six in One Challenge and Slanghoek Triathlon are officially open for entries. The sixth annual Cellar 2 Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience takes ...

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Berg paddlers battle treacherous third stage conditions

Zoutkloof – Overnight race leaders Hank McGregor and Bianca Beavitt head into Saturday’s fourth and final stage of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon with their healthy leads still intact having overcome not only their fellow competitors but the treacherous conditions from Bridgetown to Zoutkloof on Friday. While still trying to put on their best game face, it didn’t take ...

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McGregor holds Berg cards after stage two

Bridgetown – South African paddling legend Hank McGregor continued his march towards a record tenth Berg River Canoe Marathon title on Thursday when he outlasted the rest of the field during the tough second stage from Zonquasdrift to Bridgetown while overnight women’s leader Bianca Beavitt further extended her massive lead in the women’s race. Paddling the same stretch of river ...

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