R2AK SUP Pioneer Places First in Class in the Seventy42

Kruger Finishes in Top 20 in the Seventy48

Karl Kruger, who became the first SUP paddler to successfully complete the arduous Race to Alaska won the standup division of the inaugural SEVENT48 – a 70 mile race from Tacoma, WA to Port Townsend. The mileage had to be completed within 48 hours.  Kruger, racing under the moniker “Team Heart of Gold” finished the task in just under 15 hours.

Here are the unofficial race results as posted by SEVENTY48 organizers on the event’s website (listed by team name):

Race Finishes
1) Epic
2) 6 by 600
3) Way Two Close
4) Go Mamas GO!!
5) Stick Boys
6) Wave Forager
7) Sound Rowers
8) Night Owl
9) Kikaha O Ke Kai-Mahina
10) Oaracle
11) No Dream
12) Minke on Port
13) Rabbit
14) Old Enough to Know Better
15) Bearded Boat Bros
16) Heart of Gold
17) KayakPhD
18) Ahti-stache
19) SEVENTYFOUR38
20) Performance Anxiety

 

Congrats to everyone who participated in this amazing race!

 

 

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Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

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