Having accepted the offer to paddle the FNB Dusi with seven times champion Andy Birkett, world champion Hank McGregor is finding the approach to the 2018 edition of the three-day classic invigorating. "When Andy asked me, I thought it would be a great idea. The world No1 and 2 teaming up for the Dusi – that’s not going to happen that often," he quipped. "What I didn’t see coming was the way we would be doing our running training. "Shortly after Andy and I agreed to do the Dusi together, I was contacted by his running coach, and suddenly there was a running programme. "I have never had a running coach or training programme before. I used to just run as part of my training, some of it with a boat," he said. "Now we have a really thorough, intensive programme that we are following, and it is feeling fantastic," said McGregor. McGregor spent much of the end-of-year holidays in Underberg, in the foothills of the Drakensberg, where he kept up the thorough running regime, enjoying the adde...

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