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Canoers live for the thrill of the rapids (video)

Wausau offers competition in the water for all ages

9:48 PM, Jul. 12, 2013
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About 60 open-canoe paddlers began a quest for North American supremacy Friday at Whitewater Park in downtown Wausau.

The paddlers were competing for the American Canoe Association's Open Canoe Slalom Nationals and North American Championship titles. Hosted by Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corp., the event features athletes in open canoes. It's a niche paddling sport, and it differs in significant ways to the more common whitewater kayaking: canoes are open, so water can easily pour into the crafts; the paddlers kneel instead of sit, and they use a single-bladed paddle, rather than ...

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