GW senior to paddle 1,000 miles in world's longest canoe race

Some students travel the globe or volunteer at nonprofits to gain new experiences before they enter the workforce, but senior Paige Norman and her childhood friend Emma Burgeson are planning to spend their summer canoeing.

The two are gearing up for the Yukon 1,000 Canoe and Kayak Race – the world’s longest canoe and kayaking race. They will paddle 1,000 miles on the Yukon River from Canada to Alaska.

This race is not for the faint of heart: Participants are expected to row 18 hours every day for seven to 12 days.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 11:49am