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Women of Ain’t Louie Fest – Canoers compete in the first women’s class of the festival’s creek race

Women of Ain’t Louie Fest – Canoers compete in the first women’s class of the festival’s creek race

Canoers compete in the first women’s class of the festival’s creek race

In early March, canoeists from all over the U.S., Canada and even Europe gathered in tiny Lenoir City, Tenn., to paddle some of the Southeast’s finest rivers and creeks. The Tellico Race kicked off the nine-day Ain’t Louie Fest gathering, and among the 100 or so canoeists who participated were a dozen female paddlers, marking the first year in the race’s almost decade history of a women’s class and demonstrating the growth of females in the one-bladed sport.

Read the full story over at Canoe & Kayak.

McDaniel racing to the finish at the bottom of Baby Falls. Photo: Joshua Tipton

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