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River racers prepare for 10-day paddle boat competition


Organizers are planning a paddle boat race of epic proportions next month along the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest single-state river trail in the U.S.

The 650-mile muscle-powered race will start in Cherokee County at Weiss Lake on Sept. 10 and end 10 days later in Fort Morgan, according to Greg Wingo, race director for what’s being called the Great Alabama 650. Participants have options to navigate the river course: kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards, according to Wingo. 

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