Officials say Crocs only "Minimal" Threat at South African Paddling Race

How does racing with crocodiles sound? Officials of South Africa's Dusi Canoe Marathon have reassured competitors that crocodiles aren't an issue until the final two to three kilometers of the race on the Umgeni River.
More than 1700 paddlers started the grueling three-day, 125 kilometer race, Thursday, that includes both flatwater and whitewater. Kayakers can race in K1 or K2 configurations.