Photos: Raging waters greet the Lester River kayak race

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Tony Locken appears briefly in the midst of a massive set of rapids before they briefly swallowed him Saturday, April 26, 2014 near the end of the Lester River Race in Duluth, Minn.
Derek Montgomery/For MPR News

Charging down a roiling and muddy race course near Duluth on Saturday, John McConville won the Lester River whitewater kayaking competition for the second time in a row. And despite the rugged -- and dangerous to anyone but experienced kayakers -- conditions, there were only a few injuries.

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