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McGregor takes Wall & Back momentum abroad

Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor wrapped up his third race win of the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series on Friday before turning his attention to his upcoming international commitments. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Hank McGregor jetted off to Hong Kong on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s Dragon Run with good momentum under his belt after he overcame a poor start to clinch victory at Friday evening’s fifth race of the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series while junior sensation Kyeta Purchase won the women’s race. “I’m still yet ...

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McGregor savours sixth world title

Six times marathon canoeing world champion Hank McGregor is welcomed home at King Shaka International airport by his one year old son Thorsten and his wife Pippa, after picking up a Men's K1 gold and K2 silver medal with Jasper Mocké at the world championships in Győr, Hungary. Dave Macleod/
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Durban – Marathon canoeing world champion Hank McGregor jetted home on Monday evening savouring his sixth title won at the World Marathon Championships, adding a third successive K1 title to a silver medal with Jasper Mocké in the K2 race in Győr, Hungary. McGregor was met at the airport by a group of friends and supporters led by his wife Pippa ...

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Unstoppable McGregor charges to record tenth Berg title

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor sprints his way to a record tenth Berg River Canoe Marathon title. John Hishin/
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Velddrift – Saturday’s fourth and final stage of the taxing 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon was a historic day for South African paddling icon Hank McGregor who became the first person in history to win the 240km clash from Paarl to Velddrif for a tenth time while Western Cape local Bianca Beavitt notched up her first women’s crown. So dominant ...

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McGregor holds Berg cards after stage two

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor chagred to his second victory in as many stages of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon - John Hishin/
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Bridgetown – South African paddling legend Hank McGregor continued his march towards a record tenth Berg River Canoe Marathon title on Thursday when he outlasted the rest of the field during the tough second stage from Zonquasdrift to Bridgetown while overnight women’s leader Bianca Beavitt further extended her massive lead in the women’s race. Paddling the same stretch of river ...

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Radio Soundbites – Berg River Canoe Marathon Stage One

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Nine time champion Hank McGregor took control of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon over an altered first stage from Hermon to Bridgetown Dave Macleod has more IN: racing on a very low river… DUR:32″ OUT: Bridgetown Download the mp3 here: https://soundcloud.com/gameplanmedia/d1report Nine time Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Hank McGregor tells Kyle Gilham that he was happy with his opening ...

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McGregor seizes early mental edge at 2015 Berg time trial

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor (pictured) clinched a slender five second over his nearest rival Andy Birkett of Euro Steel during Tuesday's time trial of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Tuesday’s shortened time trial from Paarl Canoe Club to Dal Josefat Weir has paved the way for a fascinating 54th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon that gets underway on Wednesday with nine time race winner Hank McGregor edging out defending champion Andy Birkett by a slender five seconds. A recent rule revision by the organisers will ...

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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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McGregor gets onto 2015 Durban Downwind scoreboard

Jeep Team/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor stormed to a comfortable victory the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates, race three of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Durban – South African paddling great Hank McGregor notched up his first win of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series on Saturday when clinched victory in the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates clash while rowing convert Hayley Arthur claimed the women’s spoils. Having missed the five-leg series’ first two encounters on KZN’s South Coast McGregor was eager to put in ...

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McGregor scoops Athlete of the Year Award at World Paddle Awards

Hank McGregor claims his fourth flatwater marathon world title in Oklahoma City last year. - Balint Vekassy/
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Pietermaritzburg – While the canoeing community celebrates Hank McGregor winning the Athlete of the Year at the inaugural World Paddle Awards in Germany on the weekend, canoeing officials are hoping that this will be the start of a golden period for South African paddling with the eyes of paddling world shifting to South Africa with the Marathon World Championships coming ...

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McGregor makes history with double gold at World Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké (back) cross the line to claim victory in the Senior men's K2 race at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. The win made McGregor the first South African to clinch the elusive double of K1 and K2 titles at the same world championships - Balint Vekassy/
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Oklahoma City – Hank McGregor rewrote the history books on Sunday by becoming the first South African paddler to win both K1 and K2 gold medals at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. After an emphatic obliteration of the Men’s K1 race on Saturday 36 year old McGregor teamed up with his surfski friend Jasper Mocké to clinch the K2 ...

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