Dusi Canoe Marathon

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Kime siblings gun for Non-Stop Dusi glory

Lance and Robyn Kime, the 2013 men's and women's Dusi K1 champions, will be among the leading challengers for the men's and women's titles when the Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon departs Pietermaritzburg for Durban early on Friday morning.

Kime siblings gun for Non-Stop Dusi glory

Lance and Robyn Kime, the 2013 men's and women's Dusi K1 champions, will be among the leading challengers for the men's and women's titles when the Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon departs Pietermaritzburg for Durban early on Friday morning.

Dusi champ Zondi wants Non-Stop title as well

Just two weeks after winning the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon with paddling partner Andy Birkett, Sbonelo Zondi will chase what would be a remarkable victory over the same route - this time in a K1 kayak, and over one day - in the Non-Stop Dusi.