Birkett claims Drak Challenge title record

2020-02-02 16:20

Andy Birkett paddled to a runaway victory in the 2020 N3TC Drak Challenge and in the process became the sole holder of the record for the most number of titles.

Birkett shrugs off looming Drak Challenge record

2020-01-28 10:56

Six times champion Andy Birkett will return to Underberg as the hot favourite to retain his title at the Drak Challenge canoe maratho.

World champ enters Push and Pull paddle

2019-07-31 09:25

Marathon canoeing world champion Andy Birkett and his wife Nikki have both entered the Push And Pull Paddle on the Berg River.

Birkett, Hartley retain their K1 marathon titles

2019-06-16 19:46

In contrasting races defending champions Andy Birkett and Bridgitte Hartley retained their K1 titles at the SA Canoe Marathon Championships.

Humdinger of a Dusi on the cards

2019-02-12 15:34

Heavy rains in the build-up to the Dusi Canoe Marathon have left the Msundusi and the Mngeni Rivers running full in Durban.

Drama aplenty on Day 1 of Drak Challenge

2019-01-19 15:44

The conclusion of Day 1 of the N3TC Drak Challenge couldn’t have been more different for the men’s and women’s leaderboards.

Birkett aims to make it 9 out of 10 Dusi crowns

2018-12-18 10:40

One of the modern day greats of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Andy Birkett has the opportunity to extend his record to nine wins out of the last 10 editions.

Andy Birkett taking 2018 Fish in his stride

2018-09-25 10:29

Following his K1 and K2 gold medals at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships, Andy Birkett's focus has now shifted to the Fish River Canoe Marathon.

Birkett, McGregor win Dolphins Coast Challenge

2018-08-20 11:10

The crew of Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett delivered a masterclass to claim the two-day 43km Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge title.

Birkett, Ward take first Surfski Series wins in Durban

2018-07-09 10:42

The Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Series got underway as Andy Birkett and Jenna Ward took home wins in the men's and women's long course.


Birkett peerless on testing Mzimkhulu

2020-02-02 09:35

Andy Birkett turned in a low-water river marathon masterclass to take control of the N3TC Drak Challenge by winning the 26km first stage by almost two minutes.

Birkett, Beavitt crowned inaugural Push And Pull Paddle champions

2019-08-11 13:35

Andy Birkett has claimed the inaugural Push And Pull Paddle canoe marathon title while Bianca Beavitt wrapped up the women's equivalent in emphatic style.

Canoeing SA name strong marathon world champs team

2019-06-25 16:33

Canoeing South Africa has named a strong side for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from October 17-20.

Unbelievable finish ends memorable 2019 Dusi

2019-02-16 17:24

An incredible end sprint saw Christie Mackenzie win her first Dusi Crown, while Andy Birkett fought illness to claim his ninth title.

Birkett, Solms bask in Drak Challenge glory

2019-01-20 16:27

Andy Birkett recorded his sixth consecutive Drak Challenge title while Abby Solms continued her dominance by winning an eighth Drak crown.

Birkett out to maintain stellar Drak Challenge record

2019-01-08 14:12

Fve-time winner Andy Birkett will be eyeing a sixth straight win at the Drak Challenge this month and a place in the race's history books.

Nixon doubles as McGregor, Birkett prevail in EL

2018-11-05 10:24

Hayley Nixon added the SA double surfski title racing to victory with Chloë Bunnett, while Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett took the men's title.

Gold! Team SA end World Marathon Canoe Champs on a high

2018-09-09 18:36

Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor have powered to to the Men's K2 world title in the final event of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

McGregor, Birkett take Surfski Challenge doubles race

2018-07-23 10:59

Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett took on their first surfski race as a pair when they won race three of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge.

Birkett wins 8th Dusi with legend McGregor

2018-02-17 14:40

Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor have won the 2018 Dusi Canoe Marathon while Cara and Jordan Peek won the women's race.

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