2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon Media Release

 No: dusi2137

17 March 2021

Embargo: None

 Written by: N/A


2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon by Numbers

1 – number of finishers in the inaugural edition of the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon in 1951 (late Dr Ian Player)
2 – number of rivers on the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon route (the Msundusi & Mngeni River)
2 - number of initiatives supported by the 2021 Charity Batch (The Dusi Umngeni Conservation Trust and the Valley Chiefs Fund)
3 – number of MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathons race founder Dr Ian Player won (1951/52, 1953 & 1954)
3 - the number of former women's champions (K1 and K2) on the start line in 2021
4 - the number of K4's entered into this year's MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon
5 – the number of finishes needed to achieve Dusi Rat status
6 – days taken by Dusi founder Ian Player to complete the first MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon
7 - consecutive number of wins for Andy Birkett going into the 2021 MyLife Dusi
7 - longest consecutive streak of wins held by Andy Birkett and Graeme Pope-Ellis
10 – number of members of the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon’s ‘Super Dusi Rat’ club for paddlers who have finished 40 or more Dusis
10 – the number of finishes a paddlers must achieve to receive a permanent green number
12 – minimum weight in kilograms of a single kayak
12 - number of permitted portages (only 3 are compulsory)
15 – most MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathons won by a male competitor (late ‘Dusi King’ Graeme Pope-Ellis)
15 – minimum age of a MyLife Dusi competitor
20 – number of finishes require to qualify as a King Dusi Rat
42 - age of Graeme Pope-Ellis when he won his last title in 1990 (the oldest winner of the race)
43 - age of three-time MyLife Dusi champion Hank McGregor (if he wins in 2021 he will be the oldest winner of the race)
49 – most number of MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathons completed by any individual (Lyle Wheeler)
49 - most number of consecutive MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon's completed (Lyle Wheeler)
70 – edition of the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon to be staged in 2021
119,62 – exact distance in kilometres of the race using current conventional route
214 - number of K2's entered into the 2021 MyLife Dusi
298 - number of K1's entered into the 2021 MyLife Dusi
460 - number of MyLife Dusi finishes between the paddlers in the Super Rats batch
516 - number of boats entered into the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon
738 - number of paddlers entered into the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon
1981 – year of the first Dusi to allow female competitors
2008 - year that Martin Dreyer and Thulani Mbanjwa set the K2 record (7:33.24)
2014 – year race founder Dr Ian Player passed away
2013 - year that Robyn Kime set the record for the fastest women's K1 time (9:07:16)
2015 - year that Andy Birkett set the record for fastest K1 time (7:55:35)
23 150 - the average number of paddle strokes required to complete the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon
101 347 - amount of money raised by the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon Charity Batch

The 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon takes place from 18-20 March 2021. Entry details and more information can be found at www.dusi.co.za

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Epworth school girls (from left to right): Lizzy Conradie, Kelsi Furmage, Jess Behn, Rachel van Deventer and Jenna Curry collect their race packs at registration for the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon starting at Camps Drift on Thursday.

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