July 30, 2008

Up Show-Me Creek Slideshow

The Missouri 340 river race takes endurance, and a fair share of crazy.
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Up Show-Me Creek Slideshow
Nicole Reinertson
With a large crowd at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, racers get prepared for a marathon trip.
Nicole Reinertson
With a large crowd at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, racers get prepared for a marathon trip.
With a large crowd at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, racers get prepared for a marathon trip.
Nicole Reinertson
With a large crowd at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, racers get prepared for a marathon trip.
Carter Johnson shoved a half-eaten cheeseburger in his pocket to avoid wasted time at a checkpoint.
Nicole Reinertson
Carter Johnson shoved a half-eaten cheeseburger in his pocket to avoid wasted time at a checkpoint.
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Nicole Reinertson
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Nicole Reinertson
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Nicole Reinertson
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Nicole Reinertson
Grumpy Old Men, a duo from Texas, thought they were finished when Richard Miller, who is blind, was so sick he couldn't continue.
Scott Mansker started a race that's becoming a must-paddle for ultra kayakers around the country.
Nicole Reinertson
Scott Mansker started a race that's becoming a must-paddle for ultra kayakers around the country.
Team Texas, a six-man squad of veteran ultra kayakers, paddled the entire 340 miles without sleeping to cross the state in less than 37 hours.
Nicole Reinertson
Team Texas, a six-man squad of veteran ultra kayakers, paddled the entire 340 miles without sleeping to cross the state in less than 37 hours.