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VIDEO: Kayakers race down Lions Bay drainage ditch, hit 72 km/h
*WARNING: Crude language in the video above...
In a sequel of sorts to last year's viral video of the same theme, Rush Sturges and Ben Marr – two thrill seekers and extreme athletes – raced down a drainage ditch near Vancouver, topping speeds of 72 km/h in their kayaks and often losing control before they poured out into B.C. waters.
The two start the video above by sizing up their run and psyching themselves up, and the total ride lasts over a minute.
Both spin out and regain control of their kayaks, scraping their boats along the concrete bottom but staying in-line on the track.
Last year, Marr filmed himself hitting 56 km/h in what looks like the same drainage ditch, and the video went viral. (It currently has over 2.326 million views.)
The two have a GoPro series titled Out To Lunch, which Sturges posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday.
The 2014 drainage ditch video – which was uploaded on Tuesday – currently has over 120,000 views.