Teams turn out for dragon boat racing in Waterloo

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Six teams competed in dragon boat races in the Cedar River in Waterloo as part of an annual event.


The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) the 20-person teams competed in the Sunday races, which were part of My Waterloo Days events.


Rowers struggled to work together as they paddled the 40-foot boats with a dragon’s head and spiky tail.


Stefanie Niemann, who was captain of one of the boats, called it “an adrenaline rush” because the race only takes a minute.


Another captain, Cindy Lang, says it’s like a sprint, and “you don’t stop until they tell you to stop.”



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