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The Dusi Canoe Marathon
The idea of racing down the Umsindusi and Umgeni rivers was born during World War II when Ian Player, sitting around a campfire in Italy, tired and homesick, came up with the idea of formalising a race downriver from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
After an initial expedition was planned but then abandoned halfway in 1950, eight paddlers set off from Alexandra Park on 22 December. Six days, 8 hours and 15 minute later Ian Player was the only paddler to finish, having survived two days of low rivers and then a flash flood and finally a night adder bite.
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