The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
As the dust settles on the 2020 Dusi, organisers have highlighted statistics that show major gains in addressing the environmental challenges facing paddling on the Msundusi River.
Sisters Tamika and Bianca Haw took control on stage two of the Dusi Canoe Marathon while Andy Birkett and Khumbulani Nzimande won the men's.
The 69th edition of the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon gets under way shortly after sunrise at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg.
Andy Birkett says he is in great physical and mental shape to challenge for his 10th title in the Dusi Canoe Marathon this week.
Jenna Ward and Kyeta Purchase are out to use their paddling strengths to make a bold statement at the Dusi Canoe Marathon next week.
In among the huge field of paddlers setting off for the Dusi Canoe Marathon will be three stalwarts aiming for their 40th Dusi medals.
The Dusi Canoe Marathon has lost banking giant FNB as a title sponsor, but organisers say there remains high interest in the race scheduled for next week.
The thrilling N3TC Drak Challenge served to give an important perspective on the mental and physical preparation of the contenders for the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Former competitors, turned work colleagues and now K2 paddling partners Lance Kime and Shaun Rubenstein will team up for the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
As the contenders for the K2 Dusi Canoe Marathon title start to take shape, the combination of Jacques Theron and Stew Little has become the centre of attention.
The Dusi Canoe Marathon has paid tribute to four-time champion Mark Perrow, who died in a plane crash on the weekend, hailing him as a trailblazer for the sport.
The 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon pre-race favourites ensured there were no surprises on Day 1 of the race.
The big field of paddlers entered for the Dusi Canoe Marathon could well be in for the best river conditions in more than a decade.
Competitive crews eyeing podium places at the Dusi Canoe Marathon can look forward to the biggest prize pool in South African canoeing - and a brand new winner's incentive.
Banetse Nkhoesa and Msawenkosi Mtolo have made it clear that they will be challenging for a pace on the podium at the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Dusi Canoe Marathon 2020 paddlers will be excited to learn that Umgeni Water has guaranteed them a water release of 17 cubic metres per second on the final day.
Paddlers taking part in the 2020 edition of the Dusi Canoe Marathon will have to factor in an important change to the final stage of the route.
The Haw sisters, Tamika and Bianca, have decided that they will give the Dusi Canoe Marathon another go together in 2020.
Brothers Andrew and Alan Houston have set their sights on the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon, determined to end the run of bad luck.
2018 Dusi Canoe Marathon K2 boat winner Cana Peek and 2019 K1 winner Christie Mackenzie will join forces for the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
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