VIDEO: A wild, roaring ride

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Australians have a reputation for taking things to the extreme, especially when it comes to their passion for riverboat racing.

Introduced in the 1980s and known as jetsprint or sprint boat racing, the sport involves a driver and navigator zooming through shallow, serpentine channels in small jet-propulsion craft.

Crashing seems to be a part of the action, as these two laugh it off at the end.