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Umpetha Challenge to provide vital early Dusi season hit-out

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Pietermaritzburg – Paddler safety and vital early season seeding points are the focus at the Umpetha Challenge that kicks starts the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon season when it gets underway at Camps Drift on Sunday, 8 November. With its iconic finish at the Bishopstowe Hall after the infamous Campbell’s Farm portage the participants will have their legs seriously tested by ...

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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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Mbanjwa and Rubenstein rekindle lost partnership

The 2015/16 KZN river marathon season kicks into gear for Build it/Williams Hunt star Thulani Mbanjwa (front) as he pairs up with Shaun Rubenstein for the Umpetha Challenge on Sunday, 8 November. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The 2015/16 KwaZulu-Natal river marathon season kicks into gear with the popular Umpetha Challenge taking centre stage on Sunday, 8 November and in a surprise move 2015 Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Thulani Mbanjwa will rekindle a long lost partnership with the experienced Shaun Rubenstein for the one-day classic from Camps Drift to the Bishopstowe Farmers Hall. The ...

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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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Huge prize pool for Umpetha Challenge

Elite athletes such as Damon Stamp and Mthobisi Cele can earn excellent prize money at the Umpetha Challenge that covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Course, following the announcement of a 12,5% increase in the prize money pool. - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Organisers of the Dusi-season starting Umpetha Challenge canoe race on Sunday 19 October have confirmed a massive prize pool of R36 000 for the race, with R6000 for the overall winner of the K1 category. The 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon a K1 championship race, the KwaZulu-Natal summer season is being geared towards the K1 class, and as the ...

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Bold rebrand for Dusi season starter

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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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