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NY gov, NYC mayor face off on Adirondack river

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INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) - Two of New York's top officials made some waves in the Adirondacks Monday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg paddled down the Indian River in a whitewater rafting race Monday on the second day of Cuomo's inaugural "Adirondack Challenge" in Indian Lake.

The governor's office says his team nosed out the mayor's by 18 seconds.

Cuomo and a host of other state and local officials and business leaders participated in paddling events starting Sunday in the Hamilton County village. Cuomo says the event was designed to draw attention to the recreational opportunities in the Adirondacks and boost tourism.

Professional and amateur paddlers competed over a 15-mile stretch of the river before the Governor's Invitational race Sunday afternoon.

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