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Koop Sheet Metal snags 2018 Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

The Koop Sheet Metal canoe team edged out the NICH canoe team at the finish of the 2018 Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge just before 11:30 this morning at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City. Koop Sheet Metal is also the overall winner of the race this year.

The two teams were the top competitors from the start of the race on Friday in San Ignacio town, Cayo. On day one, NICH paddled past Koop Sheet Metal at the end of the first leg of the race with only three seconds to spare, while on day 2, Koop Sheet sprinted past NICH at the end of the second leg. On day three, the NICH team overturned and that misfortune caused a 17-minute delay for them to get back into the race.

The organizers are currently tallying the official results of the canoe race, which had 53 teams at the start on Friday.

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