Merrill King

King has extensive experience in the canoeing field. She is the manager for canoeing and is a holder of numerous river marathon titles in the veteran and master classes. King also ran two Comrades Marathons and several Two Oceans ultra-marathons. Further, she was part of Team South Africa at the London Olympic Games and rates being asked to manage the canoeing team at the Games as her greatest achievement on the sporting front.  King also broke new ground in the administrative field by being the first woman to hold the position of president of Canoeing South Africa [2008-2010].