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The 60th Running of the FIBArk 26 Mile Downriver Race



by Ed Loeffel
Vice President - FIBArk Festival
e_loeffel@hotmail.com

June 23, 2008 -- Cotopaxi, CO

Roiling runoff in the Arkansas River made for the fastest fining this century in the FIBArk 26-mile downriver race Sunday.

FIBArk organingrs celebrated the 60th anniversary of the prestigious boating contest which brings avid boaters to Salida for a four-day event as varied as the river itself. The crown jewel which culminates FIBArk is the downriver race from Salida to Cotopaxi, a grueling event that is the marathon of boat races.

Geoff Calhoun won -- his third win also winning in '05 & '07 -- he has won every FIBArk Downriver race that he has entered. He joins Rodger Paris '(54, 56, & 58) as a three time winner butesrails Gary lacy a six time winner (76, 77, 79, 83, 84, 87) and Andy Cora a five time winner (85, 92, 93, 96 & 06).

Click here for the complete results.

   

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