Berg River Canoe Marathon Media Release  No: Berg1813

11 July 2018

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Written By : Dave Macleod

Radio soundbites - Berg River Canoe Marathon Day One

Radio Report
Pre race favourites Graeme Solomon and Adrian Boros took the lead on the first stage of the new team format Berg River Canoe Marathon. But as Dave Macleod reports, the lead chopped and changed throughout the 62km first stage.
IN : The Team Bamboo Warehouse duo of Solomon and Boros took the....
DUR : 32"
OUT :  at Zonquasdrift at the Berg River Canoe Marathon
Listen, play or download the soundbite here

Interview - Graeme Solomon and Adrian Boros
Overnight leaders Graeme Solomon and Adrian Boros of Team bamboo Warehouse said that their early lead had been undone by a series of mistakes in the tricky technical river conditions. Solomon told Nick Tatham that they had to stay composed to be able to retake the lead of the race.
IN : we had a great start and...
DUR :1:32"
OUT :...and we will be fine
Listen, play or download the mp3 file here

Interview - Keith Moule
British mararthoner Keith Moule was pleased to be in second place with his team mate Joep Van Bakel of the Netherlands. He told Nick Tatham that the 62km  first stage had felt particularly long.
IN : ..Yeah it dod feel long. I kinda worked out...
DUR :1:43"
OUT :...what the next few days can bring
Listen, play or download the mp3 file here

Interview - Bianca Beavitt
Bianca Beavitt raced into sixth overall in her mixed team with Crispin Thompson, comfortably leading her race category. She told Nick Tatham after the fiors stage that she was still getting used to the new team format.
IN : It has its advantages and disadvantages...
DUR :54"
OUT :...a respectful paddle
Listen, play or download the mp3 file here

The Berg River Canoe marathon starts in Paarl on 11 July and ends at Velddrif on 14 July. More information can be found at


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