Fastest Times Of The Kenduskeag
"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…but that's the way to bet!"
Since 1967, only twenty eight boats have finished the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in less than two hours. (Several others were exceptionally close.)
1997 and 2007 were banner years, each with five additions to the Sub Two-Hour Club.
It's conceivable that 2014 would have been another banner year, given the formidable paddling talents present at the race and the exceptionally high and swift waters of the stream that spring. However, the finish line was shortened by a full mile because the water levels (combined with the timing of a rising tide) created hazards underneath the bridges in downtown Bangor. Guess this is where that whole "time and chance happeneth to them all" thing comes into play.