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A Czech and a Kiwi Tie at Homestake

By Chris Freud of the Vail Daily

A tie?

The best kayakers in the world battle Class V waters on Homestake Creek over two runs with wicked jumps and crushing rocks with a combined two-run distance of about a half-mile during the course of 31⁄2 minutes, and there’s a tie down to a hundredth of a second?

The Czech Republic’s Honza Lasko and New Zealand’s Michael Dawson managed to do just that, both finishing with a time of 3 minutes, 34.62 seconds, sharing the top step of the men’s podium in Thursday’s steep-creek championship, the first event of the 2011 Teva Mountain Games.

Adriene Levknecht, of Asheville, N.C., won the women’s competition handily, 17 seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Nikki Kelly.

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