Sprint kayak athlete Shaye Hatchette on crowdfunding, training on a shoestring budget, and the financial strain of going for the gold.
Daniele Molmenti competed for Italy in the men’s kayaking at the London Olympics. Months earlier, he bet his cousin that if he won gold, together they would buy a vineyard. Molmenti won.
He didn't come away with a podium finish in Rio, but Kiwi slalom canoeist Mike Dawson has a extreme kayaking backstory.
Arctic adventurers Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer have just their circumnavigation of Baffin Island with their 14 dogs.