Mcgregor and Russell Win In Durban

Mcgregor Strolling to Victory

The Hank Mcgregor show keeps rolling--- as he is showing no signs of letting up during his 2016 campaign.  The 38-year-old South African finished the 26 Km course in 1:44.50, one minute and four seconds ahead of second-place finisher Matt Bouman.  Aussie Mark Anderson followed at third; in at 1:48.54.

The win is the first for Mcgregor in the Durban race, who missed the top spot in his previous attempt.  The feat is made more impressive as he had to overcome an illness that put the paddlers participation in the race in question up until the eleventh hour.

Nikki Russell

Nikki Russell took top honors among the women, finishing at 2:01.32.  Hayley Nixon took second at 2:02.05 with Anna Clifford-Arwidi in at 2:27.49 for third. 

Conditions were generally mild and flat, providing a strenuous day at the office for competitors.   

Mild Conditions