2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon Press Release

 No: dusi1735

16 Feb 2017

Embargo: None

 Written by: Dave Macleod


Radio Voicer and soundbites - FNB Dusi Day One

Voicer

Defending champ Andy Birkett produced a superb first stage performance at the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon to set a hefty overnight, smashing the popular belief that he would be shadowed by classy challengers Sbonelo Khwela and Hank McGregor. Dave Macleod has more.

IN: The mood was pensive amongst the three favourites....
DUR: 1:05"
OUT: ...at the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
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Interviews
Race leader Andy Birkett was genuinely surprised at the extent of his lead, fully expecting to have challengers Sbonelo Khwela and Hank McGregor right on his rudder.
IN : I expected to come in....
DUR : 29"
OUT : ...good sportsmanship
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Sbonelo Khwela said after finishing second that he had tried hard to close the gap on Andy Birkett but on the tough Cabbage Tree portage he blew and had to concentrate on consolidating his second place.
IN : I....
DUR : 20"
OUT : ...close to home
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Olympic ace Bridgitte Hartley tried hard to take control of the women's race but after a series of mishaps, found herself third overnight.
IN : Ya definately....
DUR : 53"
OUT : ...till you cross the line
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More information can be found at www.dusi.co.za

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FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon logo (Landscape) - GIF

 

FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon logo (Portrait) - GIF

 

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