Rowers arrive at Benderson amid final preparations for World Rowing Championships

The banners were slung over the facade to the finish tower while workers continued grinding toward the finish line.

These weren’t rowers aiming to win a gold medal at the World Rowing Championships, which begin with an opening ceremony on Saturday and races on Sunday.

These were the last-minute preparations for the 2017 WRC, scheduled to run until Sunday, Oct. 1, at Nathan Benderson Park.

“Crazy is a good word to describe, but we have a tremendous team,” World Rowing Championships media and public relations manager Max Winitz said. “Obviously, (Hurricane) Irma played a role in delaying some of the construction on

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