Elation for Solomon & Boros after first Berg team title


Velddrif – Last year’s champion and runner-up Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Adrian Boros and Graeme Solomon made history when they became the first team to win the Berg River Canoe Marathon in Velddrif on Saturday. It was a day of records for 45 year-old Solomon who ended an incredible 17 year drought to win the race for a second time while ...

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McGregor and Nixon taste success at Open Ocean Surfski Series


Durban – Just a week after their victories in Mauritius Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon tasted success at this year’s Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge when they won the men’s and women’s title at the twelve kilometre Citadel Race at Vetch’s Beach on Sunday, opening their accounts at the popular four-race winter series. With Durban being buffeted by an ...

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Pre-race favourites come to the fore on Berg stage one


Zonquasdrift – It was far from smooth sailing for Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Graeme Solomon and his Hungarian partner Adrian Boros, however their class shone through as they cantered to a 90 second advantage after the first stage of the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday. The pre-race favourites started strongly and developed a healthy lead in the first quarter ...

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Berg stepping into a new dawn in 2018


Paarl – As the 57th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon dawns, organisers, paddlers and supporters are excited by the new team format that has been adopted for the four day odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif from 11-14 July. The two-paddler team format that has been introduced in 2018 follows the trend of mountain bike and adventure racing stage ...

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Change a Life duo set for tough Berg team test

Mthobisi Cele (pictured) will join up with good friend and Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy team mate Mpilo Zondi in the new team format for the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon in the Western Cape from 11-14 July 2018. John Hishin/
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Durban – With teams beginning to assemble for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, which has taken on a mountain bike-like team format for the first time this year, Martin Dreyer’s Change a Life Academy has been sponsored an entry by Capensis for the race from 11-14 July. The impressive Change a Life duo of Mthobisi Cele and Mpilo Zondi ...

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Thrilling K2 duels bring down curtain on SA Champs


St Francis Bay – Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor won a thrilling race for the men’s K2 title at the South African Marathon Championships on Sunday afternoon, ratifying their selection as part of the national canoeing team to the world championships in Portugal in September. The current world number one and two, who won the FNB Dusi title together in ...

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SA Marathon Champs heading to St Francis

2017 World Championship silver medallist Andy Birkett will go into the senior men's showdown as the favourite ahead of the 2018 South African Canoe Marathon Championships in St Francis this weekend. Anthony Grote/
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St Francis Bay – The nation’s best flat-water marathon paddlers descend on the Garden Route town of St Francis Bay this weekend for the 2018 South African flatwater canoeing marathon championships, eyeing a spot on the prestigious national team for the World Championships in Portugal in September. The weather for the weekend is worrying for many with a buster wind ...

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2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon


Sweeping changes have been approved for the 2018 edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon, which will be held from Wednesday 11 July to Saturday 14 July 2018. The organisers of the race are banking on the arrival of the winter rainfall to fill the Berg River in time for the annual odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif on the West ...

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