Dueling Sprint Ends Yukon River Quest

Dave Croft, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

This year’s Yukon River Quest was long on aches and short on records, but many participants enjoyed it anyways.

The Texans in a voyageur canoe beat out solo kayaker Carter Johnson for first place by only seconds as they sprinted for the finish line.

It’s the Texans third win and like many of the racers they were sore after fighting big waves on Lake Laberge, a slow river and ferocious thunder storms.

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