Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The Duzi Canoe Marathon

Ant Stott - 2007 Winner with The Powerade Girls

This week sees the start of the annual Duzi Canoe Marathon, a 3 Day staged paddling race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, on the East Coast of South Africa.

The area really has become one of the Adventure Activity and Outdoor Sporting Event Hubs in South Africa, with the same two Cities also hosting one of the Comrades Marathon (One of the most famous Ultra Distance Marathons in the world) and the Amashovava (One of South Africa's biggest cycling events).

Paddlers have to negotiate a number of wiers, fearsome rapids, long portages, crocodiles, soaring temperatures and some very dodgy water. The Adventure Escapades team can, without qualification, say that this is not only an Endurance Event, but an Extreme Adventure Activity.

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