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Corbin canoe winner in Canton

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CANTON — Serge Corbin won by almost five minutes in the C-1 pro race during the Rushton Canoe Weekend on the Grasse and Little Rivers Saturday.

Corbin, a native of Lac ala Tortue, Quebec, finished the 14-mile course in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 49 seconds. Steve Rankinen finished second in 2:09.37 and Matt Rudnitsky was third in 2:09.56.

Canton’s Blanche Towne was the winner in the women’s C-1 under 50-year-old race. Other area winners included: Rensselaer Falls’ Mary Kelly (tour kayak women), Saranac Lake’s Rebecca Sutter (C-1 stock women under 50) and Roger Gocking (tour kayak men) and Lake Clear’s Chas Billingsley (C-1 stockmen over 50).

Saturday’s other winners were Gary McClain (C-1 men under 50), Mark Winter (C-1 men over 50), Richard Rankinen (C-1 men over 60), Glen Vandewinckel (C-1 men over 70) and David Wiltey (unlimited kayak men over 50).

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