Kayak Team Vs. Olympic Rowers On Australian River Sprint (Who Is Fastest?)

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Two Australian Olympic paddling teams faced off in an epic speed battle in Melbourne, Australia, this past fall. The purpose: To settle the debate, once and for all, on who is faster — rowers or kayakers.

The M4 (rowing) team won the Silver Medal in the 2012 London Olympics. The K4 (kayaking) team won Gold in London.

While the race is close, perhaps a greater lesson to be learned is not actually who is faster, but that Australia produces some seriously badass paddlers from both disciplines.