Tag Archives: Canoe

Hank McGregor sets his sights on a fourth Drak title

Underberg – Six times world marathon champion Hank McGregor has lined up a shot at a fourth title at the N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on 23 and 24 January, hoping to overturn a two year run of misfortune on the popular two-day race through the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. “I am full go for the N3TC Drak Challenge,” ...

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N3TC Drak organisers reassure paddlers, saying #RainMustFall

Underberg- Following the decision to postpone the FastDrak canoe race on the weekend due to the unusually low water levels in the Mzimkulu River, the organisers of the N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on 23 and 24 January have reassured paddlers that they have contingency plans in place to safeguard the hugely popular two day canoeing race. The El Nino-driven ...

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Dusi seeding starts with Umpetha Challenge

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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Golden Masters Cup start for SA

Durban – Team South Africa’s veterans and masters have paved a golden pathway for the rest of the weekend’s canoe marathon action in Győr, Hungary after the age group aces claimed three golds, three silvers and two bronze medals on Wednesday’s opening day of the ICF Canoe Marathon Masters Cup. The age group event precedes the much-anticipated 2015 ICF Canoe ...

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Hartley secures Rio Games berth

Durban – London Olympic Games bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley has confirmed her place in the women’s kayak field at the next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Hartley received the news on the weekend from the International Canoe Federation following the World Championships in Milan that determined the allocation of places for the male and female kayak and canoe ...

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Breede set for 2015 SA K3 Champs

Robertson – Organisers of this weekend’s Breede River Canoe Marathon, which doubles as the 2015 South African K3 Championships, are confident that the race will take place over its traditional course from Robertson to Swellendam despite concerns of low water level due to the dry winter the Western Cape has experienced. “The river is likely to be low and some ...

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Disability not stopping Olivier in maiden Fish quest

Cradock – With the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon just over a month away, paddlers’ preparation is well underway and it is no different for Gauteng based para-canoeist Constant Olivier who will be tackling the iconic two-day journey from Grassridge Dam to the Sports Fields in Cradock from 9-10 October for the first time. The Hansa Fish has always ...

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Paull leads SA Sprint team charge on day one

Milan – With the para-paddlers taking centre stage on the first day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Gauteng para-paddling star Graham Paull set a positive tone as he powered his way into the KL1 Men 200m final to take place tomorrow whilst the young Jono Wing and Stu Hogg were unable to qualify passed their ...

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