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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FNB Surfski Series goes pink for Lettie


Durban – An uncharacteristic Tuesday night start due to the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon saw paddlers don pink from top to toe at the Lettie Surfski Challenge, all in support of the fight against cancer for race six of the 2018 FNB Surfski Series. The Lettie Love Fund was established in support of those that are currently in the fight ...

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Extended entries announced for 2018 Dusi

Organisers of the 2018 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have extended entries for the three-day journey until 31 January ahead of the race from 15-17 February. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The organisers of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have extended the normal entries for the three-day excursion from 15-17 February as part of the race’s drive to be responsive to suggestions and comments from its participants. With less than a month to go to the annual event, the race has extended normal entries until 31 January, and said ...

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Father/son Stewart pair excited for another Dusi quest


Pietermaritzburg – As many crews start their final preparations for the 2018 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon from 15-17 February, the father-and-son pair of Michael and Liam Stewart will be hoping to replicate their impressive top 50 performance in 2016. For father Michael, 2017 ended on a tough note after he tore his calf muscle on the final portage of the ...

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