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By Jesse Coombs

Hi Everyone,

This morning Pedro Olivia and Ben Stookesberry were interviewed by Ann Curry on The Today Show. I cannot express enough how proud I am of those two, and it has almost nothing to do with the actual waterfall descent.

First of all Pedro and Ben have done something very few of us in the kayaking world have been able to do which is bring national and international exposure to our sport and do it with a positive and inclusive message.

Second and most importantly I could not be more proud to have Ben as my partner and Pedro as my friend. Instead of speaking about how great Pedro is for what he did, they both presented themselves as humble, happy and well spoken individuals want to share their excitement for the sport and relate to the audience.

Here is the link in case you have not seen it.