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MacLaren & Mocké strike-up surprise combination for Breede showdown

The Euro Steel team mates Jasper Mocké (left) and Stu MacLaren have teamed up for the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon on 3 and 4 September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – Defending champion Stuart MacLaren has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by taking up the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon challenge on 3 and 4 September with another former winner, and Euro Steel team mate, Jasper Mocké, ending chances of defending the title he won with veteran stalwart Graeme Solomon last year. The new combination with Mocké is ...

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Solms looking forward to continuing Ward combo at Ozzie Gladwin

Euro Steel's Abby Solms (front) and MACSquad's Jenna Ward (back) hope to build on their recent Umpetha Challenge win when they take on the 2015 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar on Sunday, 29 November.
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Pietermaritzburg – Buoyed by their recent success on debut, Abby Solms and Jenna Ward have set their sights on adding a Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar victory to their recent Umpetha Challenge title. Solms is set to tackle the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February with now regular K2 partner Anna Kožíšková of the Czech Republic while young ...

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Dusi champs reunite for Umpetha Challenge

With two FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon crowns under their belt Euro Steel's Andy Birkett will team up with former partner Jason Graham for the Umpetha Challenge from Camps Drift to the Bishopstowe Farmer's Hall on Sunday, 8 November. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – With a number of former crews reigniting past partnerships at this weekend’s Umpetha Challenge, the two-time FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon winning crew of Andy Birkett and Jason Graham will take on their second race together this season when they set off for Bishopstowe Farmer’s Hall from Camps Drift on Sunday, 8 November – albeit for the last time ...

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Legend Stott resurrecting competitive paddling career

Following a few years in the competitive paddling wilderness, four time FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Ant Stott (right) will make his timely return to competitive paddling with partner Carl Folscher (left) at the Umpetha Challenge on Sunday, 8 November. Dave Macleod/
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Pietermaritzburg – Four time FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Ant Stott has confirmed he is making a competitive comeback to canoeing and will start his 2016 FNB Dusi campaign with the Umpetha Challenge on Sunday 8 November with his new partner Carl Folscher. Stott, who has two K1 titles and two K2 titles with Kelby Murray and Martin Dreyer in ...

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Dusi seeding starts with Umpetha Challenge

Following a disappointing Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon the expectant duo of EuroSteel/Red Bull star Sbonelo Khwela (front) and Banetse Nkhoesa (back) will take a few weeks off and then jump right into their 2016 KwaZulu-Natal river season training with the first Dusi Canoe Marathon seeding race coming up in the form of the Umpetha Challenge starting at Camps Drift on Sunday, 8 November. Jetline Action Photo/
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Pietermaritzburg – The Dusi Canoe Marathon season is fast approaching and the race for top seedings begins in earnest with the Umpetha Challenge with defending champion and current K2 Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Sbonelo Khwela and his partner Banetse Nkhoesa eyeing it as the start of their 2016 preparation when the unique one day race takes place from Camps Drift ...

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Historic Hansa Fish decides 2015 SA K2 titles

Local hero Greg Louw (left) and Andy Birkett (right) claimed a historic victory on Saturday when they won the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon which doubled as the South African K2 Championships. Kyle Gilham/
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Cradock – Greg Louw has written his name into the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon record books by becoming the first Eastern Cape paddler in seventeen years to win the event that doubled as the 2015 South African K2 Championships after he and Andy Birkett maintained their overnight lead while Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková successfully defended their women’s title ...

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Czech stars return for serious Hansa Fish challenge

Czech Republic stars Jakub Adam and Michael Odvarko will return to South Africa for a serious podium challenge at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. Gameplan Media

Cradock – The classy Czech Republic crew of Jakub Adam and Michael Odvarko have been confirmed for what is becoming an increasingly competitive line-up for the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 9 and 10 October. Adam and Odvarko finished sixth at the World Marathon Championships in Győr, Hungary in the Senior Men’s K2 race, a day after Adam had ...

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Whirlwind journey ends at Hansa Fish for defending champ

The upcoming two and a half weeks leading into the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon is a helter-skelter period for five0time defending K2 champion Hank McGregor who, along with partner Jasper Mocké, jets off to Tahiti for the ICF Ocean Racing World Champs only to return the week of the two-day spectacle from Grassridge Dam to Cradock Sports Ground from 9-10 October. Balint Vekassy/
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Cradock – With just over two weeks to go until the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon five-time defending K2 champion Hank McGregor will travel just over 30 000km as he heads to the Pacific island of Tahiti for the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships then jets back in the nick of time for the two-day SA K2 championships in ...

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SA Worlds charge ends with silver lining

Having been in the front bunch for the entire race South Africa's Hank McGregor (left) and Jasper Mocké had to settle for second in the Men's K2 race at the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Győr, Hungary. Balint Vekassy/
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Durban – The final day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships ended with another medal for Team South Africa as Saturday’s K1 champion hank McGregor was unable to defend his K2 title with partner Jasper Mocké as they were pipped at the post into second place in an enthralling end sprint to close out a solid ...

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Legendary McGregor defends World Championship crown

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor made it a third K1 title in a row at the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Győr, Hungary. Balint Vekassy/
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Durban – A drama laden and action packed K1 Senior Men’s race set the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships alight in Győr, Hungary on Saturday as South African sensation Hank McGregor came back from a near-minute deficit to win his sixth global title. McGregor, who claimed both the K1 and K2 crowns in Oklahoma, USA in 2014, was a ...

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