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King stays in control at Berg

2013-07-12 20:43

Johannesburg - Overnight men's leader Lance King maintained his control of the Berg River Canoe Marathon, while Jenna Ward powered into the lead of the women's race on Friday.

King said going into the fourth stage with the lead was crucial.

"My main goal today was to make sure I didn't lose any of my lead, so I'm really pleased to have done that and that I still have a bit of a gap over the others going into day four," he said after the stage.

"I tried to just get to Zoutkloof without any admin or issues, which I did, and just ate away at the miles left before the finish. I'm glad this stage is now behind us and that I'm still in the same position I was at the start of the day," he said.

British former World Marathon champion Ben Brown claimed a narrow stage victory as he edged out Graeme Solomon, Ivan Kruger and King in the final sprint for the line.

Summary of results:

Stage 3

Overall

1. Lance King 5:22.47 12:58.22

2.Graeme Solomon 5:22.45 12:59.52

3.Ivan Kruger (U23) 5:22.46 13:10.53

4.Louw van Riet 5:29.32 13:18.29

5.Pierre-Andre Rabie 5:29.31 13:18.30

6.Edgar Boehm Jnr. 5:29.32 13:18.36

7.Ben Brown 5:22.45 13:21.29

8.Lee McGregor 5:34.20 13:23.21

9.Gavin White 5:34.10 13:43.26

10.Sbonelo Zondi 5:34.17 13:43.38

11.Paul Marais 5:35.41 13:45.17

12.Joseph Williams (U23) 5:46.20 13:55.55

13.Greg van Heerden 5:46.41 14:09.02

14.Chris de Waal 5:46.43 14:09.04

15.John de Villiers 5:48.50 14:15.06

16.Luke Stowman (U23) 5:38.55 14:16.02

17.Mynhardt Marais 5:53.45 14:16.08

18.Mthobisi Cele (U18) 5:48.43 14:21.25

19.Pieter Theron 5:53:47 14:24.42

20.Michael Farringer (U18) 6:07.52 14:30.15

Women

1.Jenna Ward (U23) 6:14.13 15:22.16

2.Kirsten Penderis 6:17.10 15:24.05

3.Joritha Prins 6:40.55 16:30.35

U23 Men

1. Ivan Kruger 5:22.46 13:10.53

2. Joseph Williams 5:46.20 13:55.55

3. Luke Stowman 5:38.55 14:16.02

U23 Women

1. Jenna Ward 6:14.13 15:22.16

Junior Boys

1.Mthobisi Cele 5:48.43 14:21.25

2.Michael Farringer 6:07.52 14:30.15

3.Michael Pretorius 6:12.12 15:00.37

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