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Today in SA sports history: January 13

12 January 2021 - 20:46 By david isaacson

Today in SA sports history: January 13

1953 — Game ranger Ian Player, older brother of golfer Gary, and his KI partner, carpenter Fred Schmidt, win the second edition of the Dusi canoe marathon, taking three days and 14 hours. Only 17 paddlers started the 177km race and Player tore a hole in his canoe within the first half mile. He repaired the damage and carried on competing. ..

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