Watch the first-ever kayak race on one of the world's hardest rapids

It's astonishing that these kayakers survived, let alone navigated a slalom course as they plunged down the class IV+ – V rapids of Norway's lower Myrkdalselva.

Via Kayak TV:

In the End, what could be the greatest surprise is that Dane Jackson did not end up on top of the podium… instead it is the french slalom machine, Nicolas Caussanel, who actually moved to Voss for the season and will work for the legendary KayakVoss, who scored the fastest run, followed by Michele Ramazza (Italy) and Jamie Sutton (NZ).

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