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    PIETERMARITZBURG, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    One thousand competitors and a lack of water added to the excitement as one of the world's biggest canoeing events, the 'Duzi' marathon, began in South Africa on January 12.

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    1. TV Canoeists lining up for a mass start 0.06
    2. GVs Competitors racing around the first bend (3 shots) 0.47
    3. GV Carrying canoe around dam (2 shots) 0.59
    4. GVs People watch from bridge as canoeists paddle along river with shallow water (3 shots) 1.13
    5. GVs Spectators as leading pair cross the finishing line at the end of the first stage (2 shots) 1.34
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    SPORT: CANOEING
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    Background: PIETERMARITZBURG, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    One thousand competitors and a lack of water added to the excitement as one of the world's biggest canoeing events, the 'Duzi' marathon, began in South Africa on January 12. The race is held in three stages, over 120-kilometres (74-miles) from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in Natal province. Finding space was the first problem as the canoeists covered the early stages of the event. But as the competitors spread themselves out, natural or man-made obstacles and the drought ravaging South Africa made conditions difficult. In places, the normally fast-flowing waterway had been reduced to a trickle and it was estimated the canoeists would have to carry their craft over more than 80 per cent of the race. At the end of the first stage, Graham Pope-Ellis and Tim Cornish led the doubles section while Mike Cornish was leader in the singles.

    Source: SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

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    Film ID:
    VLVACY9R1XV642AZPPWNVP9PPMZAL
    Media URN:
    VLVACY9R1XV642AZPPWNVP9PPMZAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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