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Magical McGregor joins mouth-watering Berg battle

Euro Steel/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor has confirmed he will go in search of a record eleventh title when the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif takes place from 13-16 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Ten time Berg River Canoe Marathon winner, Hank McGregor has confirmed his entry for this year’s race from Paarl to Velddrif which takes place from 13-16 July. The six time Marathon World Champion has dominated the event since the turn of the new millennium and is easily the race’s most successful competitor, almost doubling Robbie Herreveld and Stefan ...

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Nkhoesa out to settle Berg score

Euro Steel athlete and Computershare Change a Life Academy member, Banetse Nkhoesa is looking forward to returning to the Berg River Canoe Marathon this year after last year's troubles he suffered during the first and second stage of the race. Anthony Grote/
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Paarl – Banetse Nkhoesa and Thulani Mbanjwa will lead a competitive crop of Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers down from KwaZulu-Natal to this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon, which takes place from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July. The pair bring with them tremendous pedigree and will look to guide their U23 Change a Life team mates Mmeli Cele, ...

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Worldly Solomon brings perspective to 2016 Berg top 10 clash

Bamboo Warehouse/Knysna Racing's Graeme Solomon hopes to mix it up with some of the best in the business when he joins the men's field's stellar top ten at this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Berg River Canoe Marathon legend, Graeme Solomon will again be on the start line of this year’s edition of the 240km journey from Paarl to Velddrif which takes place from 13-16 July and the 43 year-old evergreen competitor is relishing being part of the mouth-watering battle at the front of the field once more. 2015 produced one of ...

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Berg debut for Durban dames

Recently crowned SA Marathon Champ, Nicole Russell (Mocké Paddling) is looking forward to her maiden appearance at the Berg River Canoe Marathon when this year's race from Paarl to Velddrif takes place from 13-16 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The women’s field for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July has received a major boost with the confirmation that both Nicole Russell and Kyeta Purchase will take on the gruelling 240km challenge for the first time this year. The Durban-based pair have been in sublime form in the past twelve months ...

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World Champion Boros joins Berg Canoe Marathon fray

Hungarian K2 world champ Adrian Boros has added his name to the entry for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon. Supplied/
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Paarl – Another international paddling star has joined this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon fray as Hungarian ace Adrian Boros lodged his entry for what is sizing up to be a fiercely contested race from Paarl to Velddrif from 13 to 16 July. The 25 year-old world champion from Tolna in Hungary, who finished runner-up to Hank McGregor in the ...

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Paarl’s paddling Pietersen pursues Berg personal best

Paarl Canoe Development Programme assistant coach and regular Berg River Canoe Marathon competitor, Jermaine Pietersen is eager to sees his ninth attempt at the race earn him a maiden top ten finish when he tackles the four day event from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July. Kassie Karsten/
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Paarl – Jermaine Pietersen is aiming to achieve a maiden top ten finish at this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon when he tackles the four day challenge from Paarl to Velddrif from 13 to 16 July, the pinnacle event of his annual canoeing calendar. “I’ve been training for this year’s Berg since October last year because 240 kilometres is a ...

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2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon

The Berg River Canoe Marathon from 13 to 16 July takes the paddlers from Paarl, through the Winelands into the Swartland and down to the Cape West Coast. John Hishin/
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Entries have opened for the 55th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon, which takes place from Wednesday 13 July to Saturday 16 July 2016, preceded by the seeding time trial on Tuesday 12 July. The race, widely recognised as one of the toughest ultra-distance marathon canoeing events in the world, covers 240km over four stages from Paarl, heading north-west ...

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Berg paddlers battle treacherous third stage conditions

With a third stage win under the belt, nine time champion Hank McGregor (front) maintained his lead over the rest of the field as he won Friday's third stage which sees the Jeep Team/Kayak Centre ace hold a handy advantage heading into Saturday's final leg of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Friday. John Hishin/
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Zoutkloof – Overnight race leaders Hank McGregor and Bianca Beavitt head into Saturday’s fourth and final stage of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon with their healthy leads still intact having overcome not only their fellow competitors but the treacherous conditions from Bridgetown to Zoutkloof on Friday. While still trying to put on their best game face, it didn’t take ...

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Radio Soundbites – Berg River Canoe Marathon Stage One

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Nine time champion Hank McGregor took control of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon over an altered first stage from Hermon to Bridgetown Dave Macleod has more IN: racing on a very low river… DUR:32″ OUT: Bridgetown Download the mp3 here: https://soundcloud.com/gameplanmedia/d1report Nine time Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Hank McGregor tells Kyle Gilham that he was happy with his opening ...

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McGregor seizes early mental edge at 2015 Berg time trial

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor (pictured) clinched a slender five second over his nearest rival Andy Birkett of Euro Steel during Tuesday's time trial of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Tuesday’s shortened time trial from Paarl Canoe Club to Dal Josefat Weir has paved the way for a fascinating 54th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon that gets underway on Wednesday with nine time race winner Hank McGregor edging out defending champion Andy Birkett by a slender five seconds. A recent rule revision by the organisers will ...

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