Miles and miles of paddling
July 8th, 2009
Matthew Trump (’05), a graduate student in the Wake Forest biology department, will compete in the world’s longest marathon canoe race beginning July 20. The Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race consists of paddling 1000 miles on the Yukon River starting in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, and ending at the Alaska Pipeline Bridge on the Dalton Highway in the middle of Alaska. This is the first year that the 1000-mile race has been held, and Trump says his canoe has a decent chance of winning, at least in his division.