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Birkett claims Dusi in closest race ever

Volunteers are the heart of the Dusi

For every two paddlers that start The Unlimited Dusi on 14 February, there will be a volunteer working behind the scenes to make sure that South Africa's most famous canoe marathon - and one of the biggest in the world - runs without a hitch.

Nougat becomes race food

Nougat, that delicious nutty confectionery, it turns out, is a perfect sports nutrition food. Now Wedgewood Nougat has launched Race Food, specially packaged for endurance athletes.
 World-class food factory in SA 

U-23 world champ wins Drak Challenge

U-23 world champ wins Drak Challenge

With The Unlimited Dusi, South Africa's premier canoe marathon mere weeks away, the eyes of the paddling community were on the N3TC Drak Challenge at the weekend. On a pounding, fast flowing river, under-23 world marathon champion Grant van der Walt earned his first senior singles river marathon title.

Inspirational Josiah Thugwane

One of South Africa's Olympic heroes, marathon runner Josiah Thugwane, was working in a mine in Mpumalanga at the time of his historic win in the 1996 Games. He remains an inspiration to many aspiring athletes.
Olympic countdown begins

Defending champs dominate the Dusi

Defending champs dominate the Dusi

Defending champions Andy Birkett and Jason Graham won South Africa's 2012 Dusi canoe marathon in emphatic fashion on the weekend after turning in a superlative performance of running and paddling on the 36-kilometre final stage from Inanda Dam to Blue Lagoon in Durban.

2011 Comrades draws big names

The 2011 Comrades Marathon, which took place on 29 May, was the most competitive edition yet. For the first time in the history of the race, top Ethiopian runners entered, posing a great threat to defending champions. The race also saw an increase in entrants from the UK, US, Australia and Brazil.
South Africa's toughest endurance challenges

Birkett claims Dusi in closest race ever

Birkett claims Dusi in closest race ever

The rising star edged out the established star at Blue Lagoon in Durban on Saturday as Andrew Birkett held off four-time champion Ant Stott in a sprint for the line in the closest finish to the Dusi canoe marathon in its 60-year history.
Van Dyk in record Boston Marathon win

Van Dyk in record Boston Marathon win

After winning the Boston Marathon for a record ninth time, South African wheelchair racing star Ernst van Dyk now has more victories in the world-famous marathon, first contested in 1897, than anyone in any racing category.

Van Dyk takes eighth Boston win

South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk won the Boston Marathon last Monday to continue a remarkable record of success in the prestigious race. It was his eighth win in nine years.
McGregor captures fifth Berg title

McGregor captures fifth Berg title

Hank McGregor won a spirited end-sprint to clinch his fifth Isuzu Berg River Canoe Marathon title on a river swollen by the heavy rains that had flooded the region for the past fortnight.

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