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This sort of paddling is appropriate for kids

Top competitors Nick and Jim Bauer added their nephews, Jack and Jimmy Pratapas, to their crew for the Spokane River Classic on Aug. 23, 2014. (Rich Landers)
Top competitors Nick and Jim Bauer added their nephews, Jack and Jimmy Pratapas, to their crew for the Spokane River Classic on Aug. 23, 2014. (Rich Landers)

WATERSPORTS -- The older Bauer boys know how to make a canoe go fast, and the younger nephews are clearly into the game even at the end of the Spokane River Classic endurance event on Saturday.

Sponsored by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club, the event was for all abilities of paddlers with canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

But this boat stood out in the crowd, as you can see by their faces.

Have you ever paddled a canoe this hard -- for the fun of it?




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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