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Blendinger enjoys good run in kayaking

August 18, 2013

Jack Blendinger has won eight-consecutive national championships in the sport of kayaking. (Submitted photo)

For his day job, Jack Blendinger teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes as an Educational Leadership professor in Mississippi State University’s College of Education, but when not in the classroom he enjoys the great outdoors from the comforts of a kayak.
Now Blendinger is not your average kayaker. Over the years, he has worked his way into the elite ranks and this year he won his eighth straight national master’s title in Olympic kayak racing.
“I owe a lot to kayaking,” Blendinger said. “It has done wonders for me and for my physical fitness. I have won the national championship eight straight years, but it is not the winning that matters to me. What is important to me is at 80-years-old I am being active. I don’t care if I win or come in last, the whole idea is that I can actually do this. I can finish the race. I can confront the challenge and overcome it.”

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