Sir Steve Redgrave and race partner Roger Hatfield
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Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, pulls out of canoe race

Olympic rowing legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, has pulled out of the annual Devizes to Westminster canoe race due to tiredness.

Race spokesman, Peter Hutchison, said the Olympian and partner Roger Hatfield "retired" from the race at 02:20 BST.

The pair had travelled about 87 miles (140km) along the 125-mile (200km) route reaching Old Windsor Lock in Berkshire.

The BBC's Theopi Skarlatos reports.

Video courtesy of Mark Whiteley

  • 08 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK