2022 Fish River Canoe Marathon Media Service  No: Fish2202

 19 Aug 2022

 Embargo: None Written by : Dave Macleod

Danish paddler Lützner itching for Fish K3 experience

Cradock – Jetsetting Danish paddler Susan Lützner will tick another South African canoeing race off her bucket list when she takes on the Fish River Canoe Marathon and 7 and 8 October in a K3 with her Dusi partner Loveday Zondi and Rod Penaluna.

Lützner started paddling late in life and her new passion has seen her recently complete the Sella Descent in Spain before returning home to contest the European marathon champs.

It was while racing the Berg River Canoe Marathon that she struck up a friendship with Gauteng-based paddler Loveday Zondi, a mutual admiration that led to them completing the three-day MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon together.

Lützner quickly became aware that the Fish Marathon was held in very high regard in South African paddling circles and added it to the list of iconic global paddling events she wanted to take part in.

“I have never paddled a K3 before so I am very excited!” said Lützner from Denmark. “I know that I will be in very safe hands.”

Penaluna is a veteran of 23 Fish Marathons and will anchor the K3 journey down the 82 kilometres of irrigation water that makes up the Fish Marathon.

Lützner will meet up with Zondi at the Ponte de Lima in Portugal where they will race the Masters Cup marathon races together, and will also race the Liffey Descent in Ireland alongside a number of familiar ex-pat South African like Swedish-based Mark Ussher.

The Fish Marathon annually attracts the world’s biggest gathering of the unique three-seater craft that originated in South Africa, and provide a popular, social way for experienced paddlers to indtroduce newcomers to the Fish Marathon.

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


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Danish paddling enthusiast Susan Lützner will be making her Fish River Canoe Marathon debut from 7-8 October 2022 in a K3 with her MyLife Dusi partner Loveday Zondi, seen here in action at Taxi Rapid on the Dusi, and Rod Penaluna. Supplied/
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Danish paddler Susan Lützner at the finish of a recent MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon with her local paddling partner Loveday Zondi. Lützner will be making her Fish River Canoe Marathon debut from 7-8 October 2022 in a K3 with her Zondi and Rod Penaluna. Supplied/
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