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.