[Editor: Last year the Aussies made a clean sweep of the podium, Shannon Eckstein winning his first ever international long distance surfski race and Jeremy Cotter and Tim Jacobs coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. A full house of South African paddlers will be there in November to prevent this happening again!]
While the comments flow thick and fast on
could of, would have and should have and what race is best and toughest and
what dictates a good or bad race, I thought would give you a bit of a rundown
on how the recent Dragon Run unfolded.
Take a technically challenging course, add some of the world's best elite surfski paddlers, mix in a dash of hectic weather and you've got the Dragon Run - "definitely the most competitive race this year," said Dawid Mocke who came fifth after hitting the wall some 5km from the finish.
Shannon Eckstein (1st), Jeremy Cotter (2nd) and Tim Jacobs (3rd) (Pic: Graham Uden)
Aussies dominate! Shannon Eckstein in only his third long distance ski race, won the 2009 Dragon Run, beating compatriots Jeremy Cotter and Tim Jacobs, with South Africans Clint Pretorius and Dawid Mocke coming in 4 & 5. Michele Eray won the women's race in a tight tussle with Aussie Ruth Highman (2nd) and Katie Pocock (NZ) (3rd).