Jack Bark wins stock in the Molokai paddle. Way to go Jack!
July 31, 2012
Jack Bark was sick. The 18-year-old paddleboarder arrived in Hawaii last week to compete in the arduous 32-mile Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships with a head cold that made breathing difficult.
When the race began at dawn Sunday morning, Bark wasn’t even thinking about winning. He was just hoping to finish. And when he finished, 5 hours 28 minutes and 16 seconds later, he wasn’t thinking he had won.
Bark was happy just to have competed in, and completed, the race. But he had also just become the youngest paddler to ever win the stock division of Molokai.
“Super cool,” Bark said in an interview Tuesday from Hawaii, where he was still trying to get his head around the fact that he’d won Molokai. “Especially waking up the morning of and still not feeling good, I was just hoping to finish.”
Bark, who is…
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