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Organizers of today's Great Canoe Race advise participants to eat their Wheaties before they tangle with the raging Tuscarawas River. "You're going to need a breakfast of champions, because some of these courses are long," says Wayne Maddy. "When you're racing, you don't stop paddling." The 20 races range from short sprints to an eight-mile marathon. The 62-year-old Maddy's passion for extreme sports existed long before the media gave it a name, he says. "When I was a kid, I ran up walls and tried to jump over tall buildings," he recalls. "I watch some of these kids on TV, and it fascinates me how they have the discipline and courage."
Sat., June 3, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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