The 2016 edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon saw nearly 1300 brave or insane paddlers, whichever way you see it, battle their way through 120 kilometers along the Msunduzi River from the 18th-20th February.
Andy Birkett and Lance Kime came out as victors in the Men’s race, as they had asserted their dominance over the pack throughout the three days. Meanwhile in the Women’s race, Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková obliterated the field from the word go, as they had a 14-minute lead over second place, which they’ve maintained comfortably to finish first.
Registration at the Natal Canoe Club in Pietermaritzburg on 17 February 2016.
For those of you that aren’t too familiar with the Dusi, it is a canoe race that requires sheer determination, Samson-like strength, intricate and agile maneuvering skills, a rock solid ability to focus for long periods on end and the heart of a lion.