Over the weekend, paddlers descended on Arizona to break a 33-year-old speed record on a 277-mile stretch of the Colorado River. Their efforts may herald a flurry of new attempts in the Grand Canyon.
The Whitewater Grand Prix is paddling's most insane event, a scrappy, alcohol-soaked gauntlet that sends competitors down some of the most fearsome rapids in the world. It's so dangerous and spectator-unfriendly that many sponsors won't go anywhere near it. But it might be exactly what the struggling sport needs.
The Whitewater Grand Prix aims to showcase the most outrageous paddling on some seriously unfriendly rivers.
Pro kayaker and filmmaker Rush Sturges has dipped a paddle all over the globe. Here, he picks the 8 most amazing places to kayak on earth.
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