Tag Archives: Dusi canoe marathon

Mbanjwa shows his early Dusi form at Umpetha

After his win at the recent Clanfin Umpetha Challenge, Team MyLife’s Thulani Mbanjwa has sounded a stark warning to his rivals that he will once again be a force to be reckoned with at the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon from 18-20 February. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Pietermaritzburg – As the newly formed Dusi Series kicked off with the Clanfin Umpetha ...

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Exciting new series adds spice to the Dusi season

Pietermaritzburg – As the summer paddling season hits full swing, the organisers of the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon have launched a brand new Dusi Series which will see paddlers fight it out for overall honours in the three main pre-Dusi races and the Dusi Marathon itself from the 18th to 20 February.Making up the trio of pre-Dusi races are ...

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Euro Steel & Dusi continue strong partnership

Pietermaritzburg – Following years of support for the sport of canoeing, through their team of elite athletes, and the Dusi Canoe Marathon, Euro Steel have reassured Natal Canoe Club of their commitment to South Africa’s most iconic canoe marathon from 27-29 February 2020. Following the recent chemical spill into the Baynespruit from the Willowton site, the state of river system’s ...

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FNB secures title sponsorship for Dusi Canoe Marathon 2016

Camps Drift, Pietermaritzburg – Banking giant First National Bank (FNB) has taken its support of canoeing to the next level by taking up the title sponsorship of the biggest canoeing event on the African continent, the Dusi Canoe Marathon. Now known as the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, the 65th edition of this iconic three day canoeing race from Pietermaritzburg to ...

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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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Sharks fever bites Dusi paddlers

Pietermaritzburg – In a repeat move that will bring a smile to weary Dusi Canoe Marathon paddlers faces as they cross the line at Blue Lagoon on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks will once again supply tickets to participants so they can enjoy a trip to Growthpoint KINGS PARK as their beloved Sharks take on the Emirates Lions in their ...

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Change a Lifers dominate early Dusi season

Pietermaritzburg –Overwhelming dominance by young rising stars paddler from the Computershare Change A Life Academy at the last two Dusi seeding races has hinted at a serious threat to top ten gold medal positions at the Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. The Change a Life Academy paddlers have been in good form early on in the Dusi season and one ...

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Top KZN canoeing race honours Ozzie Gladwin

Pietermaritzburg – On Sunday 9 November the biggest one day canoeing race of the year will attract a massive field to Albert Falls Dam for the 26km Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, which honours the contribution made to the sport by the late Ozzie Gladwin.Gladwin got involved in the heady days of the early Dusi Canoe Marathons, ...

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Bold rebrand for Dusi season starter

Pietermaritzburg – The build-up to the 2015 Dusi canoe marathon gets under way on 19 October, with the aptly renamed Umpetha Challenge, which uses the iSiZulu word for “champion” to denote its status as the first Dusi seeding race that usually attracts every elite paddler with aspirations of Dusi glory. The race, which since its inception has been wholly managed ...

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