Canoeing

Change a Lifers sound strong Dusi warning

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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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