Grand Canyon Speed Descent

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Photo courtesy of Ben Orkin
Photo courtesy of Ben Orkin

Grand Canyon Speed Descent

ADVENTURERS: Ben Orkin and Harrison Rea

WHAT: 277 miles through the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in 37 hours, 48 minutes

HOW: Using 18-foot fiberglass sea kayaks, Orkin and Rea paddled nonstop for 37 hours, 48 minutes through the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, setting a new kayak speed record, and narrowly missing the overall speed record by just 10 minutes.

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