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Egan and Simmons Fastest In Liffey Descent

28th September 2013
Egan and Simmons Fastest In Liffey Descent

#LiffeyDescent: Peter Egan and Jon Simmons won a long battle with Déaglán Ó Drisceoil and Tom Brennan to come home fastest in the Liffey Descent today. The two crews were the only to come in under two hours in a race made difficult by shallow water. There were dramatic capsizes and crashes at the start, and crews struggled with damage to their rudders. Because of the dry weather, the ESB could release not much more than half their usual flood.

The fastest K1 home was piloted by Dermot Hudson. Tomas Jerek of the Czech Republic pushed him hard, but capsized and had to recover.

Jenny Egan and another Czech paddler, Martin Kolanda, won the mixed K2, while Gary Mawer won the Masters K1.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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