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Missouri 340 race begins

August 24, 2010 | 1:01 p.m. CDT
Missouri River 340 race participants begin their more than 300-mile journey on the Missouri River from Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kan. Minutes after the race began, canoes, kayaks and a dragon boat, among other paddlers, passed by the starting point of the race, which will end Friday in St. Charles. The fifth annual Missouri River 340 race was postponed for nearly a month from its original July 27th start date this year due to the high water levels on the Missouri River. The race is the world’s longest nonstop river race, and according to the race's website only two-thirds of last years' participants finished.

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