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Radio Soundbites – Berg River Canoe Marathon Time Trial

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Nine time Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Hank McGregor gained a five second advantage following Tuesday’s Time Trial and the Team Jeep/Kayak Centre star told Nick Tatham that he was happy with how things went and is looking forward to four days of hard racing starting on Wednesday. IN: I felt strong… DUR: 01:13 OUT: One to watch… Download the ...

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Drama laced start to 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon

Following her second place finish in 2014 Western Cape paddler Bianca Beavitt has been working hard and is hoping that she can go one better at the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif from 15-18 July.

Paarl – A desperately low river, altered race course, a strong international field and some significant last minute changes have set a dramatic scene for the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning. The title race is being billed as a mouth-watering duel between nine times champion and current K1 and K2 world champion Hank McGregor (Jeep ...

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Hank McGregor sneaks in entry for Berg 2015

Nine times champion Hank McGregor has decided to challenge for a record tenth title in the Berg River Canoe Marathon. - John Hishin/
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Paarl – One of the last normal entries to land in the Berg River Canoe marathon race officials email inbox was that of nine time winner and the current flatwater water marathon K1 and K2 world champion Hank McGregor, ending months of speculation about whether he would be back to challenge for another Berg title next week. McGregor, who has ...

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CHOC paddlers set out to honour Georges Willis

Langebaan based paddlers (from left) Rob Meintjes, Adrian Ceruti, and Angus Nel are preparing to compete in the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon with two other clubmates to honour the legacy of their friend Georges Willis, who passed away from bladder cancer shortly after the 2011 Berg. - Supplied/
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Paarl – When the big field of paddlers leaves Paarl at the start of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon on 15 July, a group of five wearing cow-coloured kit will set out to honour the legacy of gutsy cancer sufferer Georges Willis and his courageous final Berg effort in 2011. Willis was diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer in late ...

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Solomon beats Berg entry deadline

Knysna Racing/Bamboo Warehouse's Graeme Solomon is one of the country's top elite men to have sent his entry into this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon that takes place from 15-18 July across organisers' desks ahead of the looming close of normal entries. John Hishin/Gameplan Media

Paarl – With just hours left before the close of normal entries for this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon, veteran paddling ace and former race winner Graeme Solomon has confirmed his participation in the 54th edition of the 240km ultra-marathon from Paarl to Velddrif that takes place from 15-18 July. While the speculation surrounding nine time race winner Hank McGregor’s ...

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Dusi Darling opts out of 2015 Berg clash

Euro Steel/Red Bull's Sbonelo Khwela has opted out of this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon that takes place from 15-18 July due to race's notoriously cold and harsh weather conditions and will instead focus his energies on preparing for the Avon Descent in Australia in August. Mouton van Zyl/
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Paarl – 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon winner and former Berg River Canoe Marathon top 10 finisher Sbonelo Khwela has confirmed he will not tackle this year’s four day, 240km race from Paarl to Velddrif on the West Coast. The 27 year-old sensation, who stole the hearts of many of the paddling fraternity during his fairytale Dusi effort in 2013 before ...

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Abby Solms confirms for Berg women’s title defence

Abby Solms has committed to returning to defend the Berg River Canoe Marathon women's' title that she won on debut last year. John Hishin/Gameplan Media

Cape Town – After blitzing her way to a maiden Berg River Canoe Marathon on debut last year, Abby Solms has confirmed that she will return to try and defend her crown over the tough four day, 240km outing from Paarl to Velddrif from 15 to 18 July. Solms, still better known as Abby Adie prior to her marriage earlier ...

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Brandon van der Walt adopts wait-and-see Berg outlook

After winning the two-day Pink Lady race on the weekend Under 23 star Brandon van der Walt says he is uncertain about whether he will commit to racing the full Berg River Canoe Marathon from 15 to 18 July.

Cape Town – Former junior World Marathon Champ Brandon van der Walt raced to victory in the Pink Lady two-day race on the Berg River on the weekend, but says he is undecided about committing to his debut on the tough four-day Berg River Canoe Marathon from 15 to 18 July. The format of the Pink Lady race was chopped and ...

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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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