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Fresh Hansa Fish conquerors wait in the wings

2012 winner Len Jenkins (left) seems unlikely to take to the start line of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon that takes place in Cradock on 10 & 11 October after some time in the wilderness, opening the door for Hank McGregor (right) clinch his maiden K1 Hansa Fish title.

Cradock – The 33rd edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon is poised to crown a new champion in both the men’s and women’s race in 2014 with both K1 defending champions unlikely to take to the start line on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. Fisher King Len Jenkins has been sublime since the turn of the millennium ...

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Mouth-watering music line-up for Hansa Fish 2014

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Cradock – The sleepy Karoo town of Cradock will be a hive of activity when the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon arrives in the second week of October and excitement levels have been ramped up even further with the recent announcement that world class South African acts Locnville (LCNVL), Shortstraw and Gangs of Ballet will be heading to Cradock ...

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Youngsters fly Change a Life flag high nationally

Former Computershare Change a Life Academy member Thulani Mbanjwa showed the next generation of the Valley of a Thousand Hills progamme's squad the way as he finished tenth in the recent Berg River Canoe Marathon in the Western Cape. - John Hishin/
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  Durban – Two major events on the South African river marathon calendar recently provided the perfect platform for the Computershare Change a Life Academy’s paddlers to showcase their abilities outside of their home province of KwaZulu-Natal with the rising force in the country’s canoeing community overcoming the challenges with shining colours. The Western Cape’s Berg River Canoe Marathon in ...

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SA paddlers assemble in sweltering Russia for 2014 World Champs

Para-canoeist Jono Wing will compete in the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia this week as part of his build-up towards the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. - Supplied/
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Moscow – Five of South Africa’s best flatwater sprint paddlers, fronted by Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte have completed their preparation and have settled into their base in Moscow for this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from 6-10 August. Hartley clinched a memorable third place in the women’s K1 500m in London two years ago and the blonde powerhouse will ...

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Highly competitive field at Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

Paddlers are heeding the call of the mighty Orange as they head for the Northern Cape to take part in the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon from 7-9 August. - Photo Jacques Marais

  The 2014 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon (GKCM) promises three days of non-stop paddling action from 7 – 9 August. Next weekend a competitive field of paddlers will take on the mighty Orange River, vying for a massive R450,000 prize purse. Staged in the Northern Cape Province on a 100-kilometre stretch of the Orange River between Upington and Augrabies, this ...

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Reigning King stumped on Berg day one

Graeme Solomon led a front bunch of four across the finish line at the end of the first stage of the four day long Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday. - John Hishin/
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Zonquasdrift – A bright but chilly start turned into a nightmare for defending Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Lance King who laboured to fourteenth place overall following an early swim after the only short portage of the day, a day which belonged to Graeme Solomon and Abby Adie who claimed the men’s and women’s race leader’s yellow bib respectively ahead ...

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Birkett sounds early Berg warning

KwaZulu-Natal's Andy Birkett (EuroSteel) shocked a few as he clinched victory in Tuesday's Berg River Canoe Marathon time trial.

Paarl – Tuesday’s time trial gave participants and spectators alike their first glimpse of the form and focus of those likely to battle it out at the front of the men’s clash of the 53rd edition of Berg river Canoe Marathon when the pre-race time trial from Berg River Resort to Paarl Canoe Club took place. KwaZulu-Natal’s Andy Birkett showed ...

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Water release settles nerves ahead of 53rd Berg

After a dominant season Alex Adie will start as one of the top contenders for the women's title in the Berg River Canoe Marathon. However she will have to work hard to get the better of her twin sister Abby Adie.

Paarl – As the country’s top paddlers head for Paarl for the start of the Berg River Canoe marathon this week, the race organisers have assured them that a water release has been secured to top up the level of the Berg River that has dropped steadily in the past week. Since the heavy rains and snowfalls in the Cape ...

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Grand Master Lee McGregor back for 2014 Berg

Grand master Lee McGregor aims to go even better than his 2013 eighth placed effort when he takes on this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - John Hishin/
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Paarl – 62 year old Lee McGregor has had a change of heart and has set his sights on the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16 to 19 July, hoping to improve on the staggering eighth place finish he produced last year. McGregor, the father to nine-time Berg champion and current World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, stunned the race ...

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Andy Birkett entry adds spice to Berg title battle

U23 Canoe Marathon World Champ Andy Birkett (EuroSteel/Kayak Centre) has joined his 2014 Dusi-winning partner Sbonelo Zondi on the rapidly growing list of elite stars set to tackle this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - Anthony Grote/
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Cape Town – The race for the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon title from 16-19 July took on a new dimension when the entry of Under 23 Canoe Marathon World Champion and triple Dusi winner Andy Birkett was received at the race headquarters shortly before the closing of normal entries. The Pietermaritzburg-based Eurosteel/Kayak Centre star has been included in the ...

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