Midnight Express: Grand Canyon Speed Record Falls Twice in One Week


Canoe & Kayak magazine’s most read online feature of 2016.

For more than three decades, the fastest descent of the Grand Canyon stood at 36 hours and 38 minutes, a record set by three legendary boatmen on the back of an historic flood. Many thought the record was unassailable, but in January it was bested twice in three days.

Read the story of the two extraordinary speed runs on CANOEKAYAK.COM


Zak Podmore is a freelance journalist and editor of the Canyon Echo: A Journal of Southeastern Utah.

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