From the bloggers at Gr8Lakes Camper.
The 68th edition of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon – a grueling 120-mile overnight non-stop canoe race from Grayling to Oscoda, Mich. – is coming Saturday & Sunday, July 25-26.
Presented in 2015 by Consumers Energy and the Michigan Army National Guard – the AuSable Marathon is the middle leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing.
This canoe race is exceptional in many respects. More than 80 professional two-person canoe racing teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada are entered. They will paddle at an amazing rate of 50-80 paddle strokes per minute for 14 to 19 hours in sleek hi-tech carbon-fiber racing canoes that weigh less than 30 pounds, some costing $5,000 or more.
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