Christie Mackenzie, only 17 years old, may be the next World Marathon Paddling Champion. With a number of surfski events and two Dusi Canoe marathons under her belt, Christie has decided to take her passion for paddling to the next level.
Five months ago, Christie had a vision to be World Marathon Paddling Champion. She moved schools from Epworth in Pietermaritzburg to Fatima in Durban to bring her closer to training facilities and her coach, eight-time World Champion. Lee Macgregor.
With a vision of securing her first Marathon World Championship crown in SA in 2017, Christie Mackenzie will head to Brandenburg, Germany from 16-19 September for the 2016 World Championships to gain much needed experience in her build up to next year, however claiming her maiden title in Germany would be something very special in such a young career.
Execusports will be cheering our young star on and whatever happens in the water, Christie will come home our Champion.