Video: Ride the whitewater with the Lester River kayak racers

Lester River kayak race
Lester River kayak race
Derek Montgomery / For MPR News

Ever wonder what it's like to race down a raging, cold river in a kayak? Photographer Derek Montgomery was at the Lester River race in Duluth over the weekend to find out. He strapped video cameras to the racers' helmets and their boats. Click on the video below to go along for the (slightly insane) ride.

We also have a photo gallery of images from the Lester River race here.

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