N3TC Drak Challenge 2017 Media Release

 No: drak1721

20 Jan 2017

Embargo : None

Written by: Dave Macleod

N3TC Drak by numbers

0 - the number of compulsory portages on the race
1 - The number of paddlers who have completed all 23 previous editions of the race - Owen Hemmingway
1 - the number of international winners of the race - Max Hoff (Germany) in 2007
2 - the number of weirs on the race
3 - the number of athletes to have won three consecutive titles - Abby Solms, Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett
6 - the most number of victories - Abby Solms and Ant Stott
10,23 - the distance to Black Murray rapid, marking the end of as Valley of a Thousand Rapids
19 - the number of paddlers to have finished 15 or more Drak Challenges
21 - the number of finishes by Colin Simpkins and Dave Macleod
36 - the percentage of paddlers that finished the flooded inaugural race in 1994
65 - the total distance in kilometres of the whole race
127 - the number of Drak Trouts (paddlers with ten or more finishes)
1500 - bottles of locally sourced spring water for the paddlers
2000 - the number of hamburger patties brought by the caterers
2160 - the number of paddlers that have done only one Drak Challenge
4535 - the number of paddlers to have finished one or more Drak Challenges
9600 - cans of Hansa brought in the for the festivities

The 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon takes place in the Southern Drakensberg on 21 and 22 January 2017. More information can be found at www.drak.co.za


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The N3TC Drak Challenge 2017 Logo - JPeg


Owen Hemmingway is the only paddler to have finished every single edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon. Anthony Grote/
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