DW2014 Gary Johnson and Duncan Livingstone

Kayaking duo Gary Johnson and Duncan Livingstone took part and completed the 2014 DW Race in 23 hours 49 mins and 26 seconds

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire and finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948.

The race is 125 miles long and has 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Reading, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames to Teddington. The final 17 mile section is on the tidal portion of the Thames.

The race is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning which produces a memorable sense of achievement for those successfully completing it.


UPDATE: 23:49:26 is the official time that gary and Duncan completed the race. They were hoping they would break 24 hours and they did. Well done both of you!


Gary and Duncan will be grateful of any sponsorship towards there grueling race. Please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Duncan-Livingstone to donate!

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