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Racing in Rio: What you need to know about Olympic canoe racing

With the Rio whitewater slalom races in the books, we turn our attention to smoother waters for canoe sprint racing. In this event, competitors paddle a distance of 200, 500, or 1,000 metres in marked lanes four-metres wide.

Learn what Olympic athletes are tasked with in a new canoe racing infographic from Reuters.

Olympic canoe racing

Learn about canoe slalom and sprint events in the Rio 2016 Olympics in a new Reuters infographic

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