Inside Jon Lugbill’s 1989 winning C-1 Run

When the World Slalom Championships come to Maryland Sept. 17-21, they’ll be returning to a site just a throw rope away from their debut in the U.S. 25 years ago on the Savage River. It was then in 1989 that all eyes were on 28-year-old C-1 phenom Jon Lugbill, who won his unprecedented fifth individual World Championships gold medal with “one of the greatest slalom runs of all time.” We caught up with the only paddler to ever appear on a Wheaties cereal box for his take on his winning run and the return of the Worlds to U.S. waters.

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