Victorious on Charles River

New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale, 33, had a “convincing victory” in the men’s championship singles on the first day of the Head of the Charles Regatta 47th annual running, taking his second first place title on the Boston river. Competing for the West End Rowing Club of New Zealand, Drysdale completed the three-mile course in 17 minutes, 57.33 seconds, about 28 seconds. “I felt pretty good for the first two-thirds of the race until I started running out of gas,” Drysdale said. “I’m in much better shape than I’ve been in the past so I came in fairly confident.” Drysdale attended Tauranga Boys’ College and the University of Auckland. New Zealander Emma Twigg, 24, took second place in the Women’s Singles event.


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Blyth Tait Calls Time on Second Eventing Career

Blyth Tait Calls Time on Second Eventing Career

Former Olympic and world champion New Zealander Blyth Tait has retired from eventing for a second time, aged 58, Britain’s Horse & Hound magazine reports. Tait had had his eye on a…