In 2000, when Rod Price decided to return to competitive canoe racing after turning 40 years old, he had no idea of the exciting adventures and diverse locales that awaited him over the ensuing decade. From 10 mile races to 50 mile races, and then multi-day races, Rod recounts his steady progression to becoming one of the elite ultra-marathon canoe racers in the country. This year, as he approaches his 50th birthday, Rod faces the greatest challenge his sport has to offer, the longest canoe race in the world - the Yukon 1000.
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Rod Price lives on his own terms in Orlando, FL. He owns and operates an office products company in Central Florida. This allows him to train for his adventure races in the mornings. While many adults are slowing down in their forties, Rod had the most adventure filled decade of his life. Born in South Carolina, Rod moved to Central Florida with his family in 1973. He went to community college in Leesburg, FL on a tennis scholarship. Rod spent four years in the Washington, D.C. area working for a U.S. Senator while attending college at the University of Maryland with a major in journalism. Rod has one daughter, Chelsea, who is currently a sophomore at Florida State University. Chelsea has been a frequent helper in the business, and at her father s races. Protecting the natural habitat is important to Rod. He devotes his charitable time to the Friends of the Wekiva River, a Central Florida organization whose mission is to safeguard the Wekiva River Basin northwest of Orlando. Rod serves as a board member, and organizes a yearly canoe and kayak race for the group. In addition to coordinating adventure racing clinics, Rod has enjoyed speaking to organizations and corporate clients about the benefits of adventure racing for teamwork building, assessing strengths and weaknesses and overcoming perceived personal limitations.
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Book Description Legacy Book Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 193444958X
Book Description Legacy Book Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-187-X8-7224917