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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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Top-notch field for Breede SA K2 champs

With their sights set on the World Marathon Championships in Oklahoma City in a few weeks time the world-class combination of Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké will hope to take the South African K2 River Marathon title at the upcoming Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend.  - Anthony Grote/
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  Robertson – The swansong of the Western Cape paddling season has an added prize this year with the 2014 Breede River Canoe Marathon also playing host to the national K2 river championships which will add some more spice to the race on a full river when the two-day spectacle gets underway on Saturday 6 September. The 71km race from ...

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Eray dispels murmurs of Hansa Fish absence

Women's defending champ Michéle Eray has confirmed she will in fact return to South Africa from her new base is USA for this year's Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon  - Jetline Action Photo/
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Cradock – The women’s title race of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon received an exciting shake-up upon the recently confirmation that defending champ and former Eastern Cape local Michéle Eray will in fact be making the trip out from her new base in Oklahoma City, USA for the 33rd edition of the race which takes place on Friday ...

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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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