Silver medal for VC paddling captains


Silver medal for VC paddling captains

Clinton Cook and Irvin Dixon, Varsity College Durban North Paddling Captains, placed 29th and received a silver medal in the 2014 Dusi – known as the world’s toughest canoe marathon. They were happy with their silver medal, but felt that they could have done better, especially after they were lying 5th overall on day one, before having a mishap with another crew. Clinton and Irvin described this year’s Dusi as really tough - all three days were incredibly hot, with low water levels to contend with as well, for two out of the three days. This made going over the mountains, when they portaged, even tougher. After the second day both paddlers were treated for dehydration and placed on drips in the medical tent. Said Clinton and Irvin: “Apart from all the setbacks we were pleased with our position in this year’s Dusi. Thanks to Varsity College for the continuous support and helping us achieve our goals in the sport we love”.