Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon Media Release  No: Fish1709

04 Oct 2017

 Embargo : None Written by: Nick Tatham


Fish River Canoe Marathon by numbers

1 - The number of K4 craft entered into the 2017 Fish
1- The number of paddlers to have finished every single Fish Marathon - Rory Anderson (35 medals)
2 - The number of paddlers poised to become Kingfishers for completing 30 races - Glenn Hilliar,Martin Grotepass
2 - The number of days of paddling at the Fish River Canoe Marathon
4 - The number of paddlers a University needs to finish to qualify for the USSA title
6-  The number of current Fish Eagles, or paddlers that have done 30 or more Fish Marathons
6 - The number of weir's paddlers will encounter at the Fish
10 - How many Fish finishes one needs to become a Coelacanth
17 - Number of years that Brian Longley and Nic Longley's Father and Son K2 record has stood
20 - The number of medals needed to become a Fish Eagle
25 - The number of paddlers poised to become Fish Eagles in 2017
30 - Number of Fish Marathons one needs to complete to become a Kingfisher
36 - The number of years that this race has been run
35,8 - The distance in kilometres of the second day of the Fish
46 - The distance in kilometres of the first day of the Fish
62 - The number of K3s entered into the 2017 Fish
69 - Number of K1s entered into the 2017 Fish
77 - The number of paddlers that took on the first ever Fish in 1983
81,8 - The total distance in kilometres of the Fish River Canoe Marathon
147 - The total number of paddlers to have completed 9 races, and poised to become Coelacanths
402 - Number of K2s entered into the 2017 Fish
1059 - Number of paddlers entered into the 2017 Fish
4093 - The number of paddlers to have finished only one Fish
10259 The number of individuals who have completed the Fish Canoe Marathon

More information can be found at www.fishmarathon.org.za.

Event: 2017 Fish River Canoe Marathon
Championships:
2017 South Africa K2 Marathon Championships
Date:
6 & 7 October 2017
Venue:
Cradock, Eastern Cape
Stages:
Day One - Grassridge Dam to below Knutsford Bridge (48km)
            Day Two - Below Knutsford Bridge to Cradock Sports Complex (36km)

Social Media: #Fish2017
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FishMarathon/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fish_Marathon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/fishrivercanoemarathon/

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The Fish River Canoe Marathon 2017 Logo  - JPeg  

Merrel/Knysna Racing's Greg Louw and Euro Steel's Andy Birkett will be the out-and-out favourites going into the 2017 Fish River Canoe Marathon from 6 to 7 October 2017. Kyle Gilham/
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The Houston bothers Alan (front) and Andrew (back) could be a dangerous pair as they prepare for the 2017 Fish River Canoe Marathon from 6 to 7 October 2017. John Hishin/
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Nick Floros and partner Nicky Irvine will be paddling this year as part of The Cow's Paddling Herd at the 2017 Fish River Canoe Marathon from 6 to 7 October 2017. Supplied/
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