The first paddlers have begun to come through at the finish line in the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Saturday’s final leg was a reverse start, with the lead paddlers hitting the water from Inanda Dam.
This enables the elite athletes to come into a full house of supporters and paddlers at the finish.
The excitement is expected to follow the women’s race on Saturday as the front runners Christie Mackenzie and Tamika Haw have been neck and neck over the last two days.
Eight time Dusi champion Andy Birkett has maintained his five minute lead over Sbonela Khwela.
The leaders are expected in at the finish at Durban’s Blue Lagoon around one o’clock on Saturday afternoon
The calm before the storm! We’re expecting some fierce racing at the @FNBSA Dusi Canoe Marathon tomorrow, final race registration underway. #FNBBusiness #TheUltimateCanoeChallenge pic.twitter.com/5xqMrwQghC
— FNB South Africa (@FNBSA) February 13, 2019
Day 1 of the @FNBSA Dusi done and dusted! We can’t wait to see who’ll be in the lead when they rollover the finish line tomorrow, massive well done to all paddlers for finishing strong! #FNBBusiness #TheUltimateCanoeChallenge #WeGetWhyYouPaddle #FNBDusi2019 pic.twitter.com/BVfwUIie7V
— FNB South Africa (@FNBSA) February 14, 2019
Cruising through the rapids with ease. Day 2 of the @FNBSA Dusi is coming to an end. Who’ll take the cup tomorrow? #FNBBusiness #TheUltimateCanoeChallenge #WeGetWhyYouPaddle #FNBDusi2019 pic.twitter.com/LvZHR4DosR
— FNB South Africa (@FNBSA) February 15, 2019
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