Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23

dusi editedSbonelo Zondi and Andy Birkett receive their gold medals from the MEC for art, culture, sport and recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha, at the finish of the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon at Blue Lagoon in Durban. (Image: Lucille Davie)

 

19 February 2014

It was another wild ride down The Dusi this year, with Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi winning the race. It was Birkett’s 10th marathon, earning him his green number. The rapids, the heat, the portages and the variable water levels combine to make the Dusi Canoe Marathon one of the toughest endurance races in the country.