Dusi marathon shows the many faces of Maritzburg

2020-03-02 14:30

Having successfully achieved the big milestone of 40 Dusi Canoe Marathon finishes, Pietermaritzburg’s Andrew Hawarden is still going strong and aiming for more.

Rush to clean the Duzi

2020-02-24 11:08

With the Dusi Canoe Marathon just five days away, the raw sewage spills into the Msunduzi River are at an all-time high, causing a serious hazard to hundreds of paddlers’ health.

Concern over water quality may force organisers to move Dusi date

2019-05-13 15:00

“Dusi guts” and dirty water are forcing a rethink on whether the Dusi canoe marathon should start later in the year.

‘No muggings at Dusi’

2019-01-15 15:11

Dusi Canoe Marathon organisers say there won’t be a repeat of an incident over the weekend where several participants in an event were robbed at knife and gunpoint by a trio of criminals.

Dusi contenders ready to lead the pack on this year’s fuller rivers

2018-02-15 10:59

SOME 1 000 canoeists will duel it out over three days and 120 km of river after the cannon boomed at the start of the 2018 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon early this morning.

A duo to watch at Dusi Canoe Marathon

2018-02-09 10:55

Local canoeist Bridgitte Hartley is ready for the major pressure that comes with trying to grab a podium place in the Dusi Canoe Marathon next week and has trained hard for the popular event with her partner, Christie Mackenzie.


Dusi Canoe Marathon 2017

2017-02-18 21:59

The Dusi Canoe Marathon determined and resilient paddlers may look small and wily, but they are strong and have reserves of grit and resolve that most people are never able to find.

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Birkett & Solms claim Dusi Victory

2017-02-18 19:26

There was no change at the top of the leader board in the men’s and women’s races in the 2017 edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon...

Storm closes road to Dusi

2017-02-16 12:00

If you are going to watch all the action at the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon today, just keep calm and follow the detour signs.

Defending champs boss Dusi

2012-02-17 20:18

Defending champions Andy Birkett and Jason Graham took a stranglehold on the 2012 Dusi title after a strong second day.


Mackenzie feeling strong after Dusi injury drama

2020-02-28 14:30

Maritzburg-schooled Christie Mackenzie overcame a serious, deep gash on her leg to claim top honours together with her paddling partner Cana Peek on the first day of the Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday.

Avoiding ‘Dusi Guts’

2020-01-08 12:10

The organisers of the Dusi Canoe Marathon are planning to meet with canoeing clubs around the country to address the water quality of the Msunduzi River — a major cause for concern to paddlers ahead of the annual race.

Mix of excitement and drama on day one

2019-02-15 14:35

The Dusi Canoe Marathon is famous for its mixture of excitement and drama involving gutsy or unlucky paddlers, and it was no different on the opening day of the 2019 race on Thursday.

Peek sisters strengthen their bond with Dusi Canoe Marathon win

2018-02-19 13:45

To win the gruelling K2 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, you don’t just need an expert paddling partner, but someone who understands you.

Khwela-Ntondini team eye podium finish at Dusi race

2018-02-09 11:01

It’s been three years since Sbonelo Khwela took top honours in the Dusi Canoe Marathon with multiple winner Andy Birkett in K2 doubles action.

Long grass on Dusi banks a danger

2018-01-22 13:45

With the famous Dusi Canoe Marathon set to start next month, residents living alongside the river say they have tried in vain for a year to get Msunduzi Municipality to attend to the unkempt grass on the banks of the river.

Paddlers manage despite low waters

2017-02-18 20:02

Being at the finish of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon every year, one point always strikes home and that is how tough, determined and resilient paddlers are.

Epworth pupil finishes among giants

2017-02-17 11:12

In a surprising turn of events Epworth pupil Christie Mackenzie finished second during the first leg of the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday.

Seconders and picknickers all enjoy the big paddle

2016-02-19 11:30

The 2016 Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday began in its traditional splendour with the cracking of the cannon as dawn broke at Camps Drift.

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