On the Wright path to canoe success

ROCKHAMPTON'S Justin Wright is on course for further glory at this weekend's Queensland Marathon Canoe Championships on the Fitzroy River.

The Fitzroy Canoe Club competitor will contest the TK1 men's open touring class, starting today.

Stepping waterfalls, fast-flowing cascades and numerous twists and turns were just some of the obstacles Wright overcame to taste victory at the Gregory Down River Race in North-West Queensland earlier this year.

This weekend's racing will be a different case, but Wright, 34, is still hoping to finish on a winning note before he enters the "faster'' veterans' class next year.

"They reckon once you get to that class, you go quicker,'' he joked.

The State titles have attracted more than 40 participants, which include open men's and women's, and vet 35 international classes.



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