King holds lead in Berg

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - KOWTHAR SOLOMONS

LANCE King held the over­all lead in the Berg River Ca­noe Marathon af­ter the third day, de­spite com­ing fourth and miss­ing the top spot by two sec­onds.

Day three took the par­tic­i­pants across a 74.8km stretch from Bridgetown to Zoutk­loof in the 52nd marathon yes­ter­day.

Ben Brown won the third stage in 05:22:45, de­spite the fact that for­mer win­ner Graeme Solomon (sec­ond) fin­ished in the same time.

Ivan Kruger took third place with a time of 05:22:46, and King fin­ished one sec­ond be­hind to claim the fourth spot.

King still leads the over­all standings with a time of 12:58:22. Solomon fol­lows in 12:59:52, and Kruger rounds off the top three in 13:10:53.

In the women’s race, Jenna Ward claimed the num­ber-one spot with a time of 06:14:13 yes­ter­day. Kirsten Pen­deris took sec­ond place in 06:21:04, fol­lowed by Joritha Prins in 06:40:55.

This means that the women’s over­all standings re­main the same, with Ward in first place with a time of 15:22:16, closely fol­lowed by Pen­deris in sec­ond and Prins in third.

Ward over­took Pen­deris as race leader af­ter the sec­ond stage and will look to hold on for the fi­nal stage to­day. Par­tic­i­pants will com­plete the fi­nal stage from Zoutk­loof to Veld­drif, trav­el­ling 58.7km, to end the 220km marathon.

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