First across the finish line of Sunday's Race to the Dome canoe/kayak fundraiser were two Columbia athletes who took their win in stride.
"This is what I do now. I'm old now," said Alan Eyink, a former Miami (Ohio) University football player. His partner was Eli Smith, a former wrestler at Lebanon High School.
While Eyink has competed in paddling races before, it was Smith's first. They led a total of 112 paddlers in 71 boats that competed in two races.