Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed Speaker, Big Wave Surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, set a new world record for his 24-hour solo, unsupported and unassisted, open ocean distance of 50.03nm.
Three flawless days from Andy Birkett and Abby Solms in the toughest conditions for more than a decade saw the pair march convincingly to respective men’s and women’s titles at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon finish at Blue Lagoon on Saturday. Birkett’s three-day performance was one of class and experience as he didn’t put a foot wrong on his… Read more →
Drama unfolded behind Andy Birkett and Abby Solms as the race for second place in the FNB Dusi Marathon heated up, with both the men’s and the women’s race’s podiums receiving a shake-up before the finish at Inanda Dam on Friday. Paddlers knew that the second stage of the three-day journey was going to be as tough, with the 10km… Read more →
Pre-race hot favourites Andy Birkett and Abby Solms shattered a calm sunrise over Camps Drift on Thursday to prove their pedigree and take commanding stage wins and overall leads going into the next two stages of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon. The men’s race was set up to be a humdinger with a number of paddlers’ names being thrown into… Read more →
The 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon ended at the Cradock Sports Complex on Saturday with a strong sense of déjà vu as a powerful end sprint saw Hank McGregor claim a record-equalling seventh title from Andy Birkett whilst Abby Solms powered her way to victory in the women’s race.
Nail-biting action at the sharp end of both the men’s and women’s race during Friday’s opening stage of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to just below Knutsford Bridge saw defending champions Hank McGregor and Abby Solms claim the day’s spoils and bank invaluable advantages over their chasers in the race for this year’s South African… Read more →