This past March, Shane Perrin of St. Louis became the first standup paddler to attempt and complete La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, a 4-day, 179-mile stage race that typically only allows entry to 3-man canoe teams. No stranger to high-intensity long-distance races, Perrin is also the first standup paddler to attempt and complete the MR-340 twice and the Kawnivore 100 (as well as the Texas Water Safari following La Ruta Maya), but nay-sayers didn’t believe the endurance paddler could possibly finish the grueling South American race. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of a kidney transplant (Perrin suffers from the hereditary disease, Berger’s Disease), Perrin accepted the challenge and proved critics wrong by finishing La Ruta Maya. “Inspired To Ride: La Ruta Maya” follows Perrin on his journey as he becomes the first standup paddler to complete La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge.
To read about Shane in La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, click here.
Click here to learn more about Shane’s journey completing the Texas Water Safari.
To read about Shane and his experience in the MR-340, click here.