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FNB Surfski Series goes pink for Lettie

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Durban – An uncharacteristic Tuesday night start due to the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon saw paddlers don pink from top to toe at the Lettie Surfski Challenge, all in support of the fight against cancer for race six of the 2018 FNB Surfski Series. The Lettie Love Fund was established in support of those that are currently in the fight ...

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Extended entries announced for 2018 Dusi

Organisers of the 2018 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have extended entries for the three-day journey until 31 January ahead of the race from 15-17 February. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The organisers of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have extended the normal entries for the three-day excursion from 15-17 February as part of the race’s drive to be responsive to suggestions and comments from its participants. With less than a month to go to the annual event, the race has extended normal entries until 31 January, and said ...

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Father/son Stewart pair excited for another Dusi quest

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Pietermaritzburg – As many crews start their final preparations for the 2018 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon from 15-17 February, the father-and-son pair of Michael and Liam Stewart will be hoping to replicate their impressive top 50 performance in 2016. For father Michael, 2017 ended on a tough note after he tore his calf muscle on the final portage of the ...

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Birkett & Solms cruise to gruelling FNB Dusi titles

Euro Steel's Andy Birkett eased to his seventh title on what was one of the most challenging final stages in the recent history of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Three flawless days from Andy Birkett and Abby Solms in the toughest conditions in over a decade saw the pair march convincingly to their respective men’s and women’s titles at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon finishing at Blue Lagoon on Saturday. Andy Birkett’s three day performance was one of class and experience as he didn’t put a ...

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Carstens set to rock the FNB Dusi after party

Paddlers will have the opportunity, thanks to long-time sponsors Hansa Pilsner, to listen to the addictive sound of Arno Carstens as he headlines the race after party at the popular Hops Riverside on Saturday, 18 February.

Pietermaritzburg – The FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon gets underway from 16-18 February and longstanding sponsors Hansa Pilsner have pulled out all the stops by acquiring the services of Springbok Nude Girls front man Arno Carstens to perform at the race’s after party at the popular Hops Riverside. Carstens, who needs no introduction, will be the headline act at the after ...

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Early season warning shots sounded as Dusi approaches

With a second at the Umpetha Challenge and a second at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, Build it/Williams Hunt's Thulani Mbanjwa is winding back the clock and still proving that he can fight it out with the best in the business ahead of the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – At the conclusion of the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar this past weekend, the front-runners for February’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have started to emerge with the early season form guide showing that the pre-Dusi favourites are well on course for a positive result in eleven weeks’ time. With the nationwide drought yet to relinquish ...

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Change a Lifers dominate FNB Dusi standings

Computershare Change a Life Academy members Mmeli Cele (front) and Khumbulani Nzimande (back) put in the setup's performance of the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon as they powered their way to tenth place overall, Nzimande's maiden gold medal. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon was another milestone event for Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy as the Valley of a Thousand Hills setup enjoyed representation in no fewer than ten of the top 26 crews, including two gold medals and an age group title. While each of the academy’s talented athletes will be well pleased with ...

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New junior crew targets 2016 FNB Dusi

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Pietermaritzburg – U18 Surfski World Champion Mark Keeling and Valley of a Thousand Hills emerging star Mpilo Zondi have confirmed an unlikely partnership ahead of the 2015 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon as they look to challenge for the iconic race’s Junior Boys’ 2016 spoils. Despite having only engaged with one another for the first time during their combining at the ...

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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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FNB secures title sponsorship for Dusi Canoe Marathon 2016

FNB's KZN Head of Acquisition, Andrew Hudson (left) and Cameron Mackenzie, Chairman of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon committee (right) unveil the new identify of the iconic three day canoeing event from Pietermaritzburg to Durban ahead of the 2016 edition of the race. Kyle Gilham/
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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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