Today was not the best start to Darryl Glenn’s dragon-racing career

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US Senate candidate Darryl Glenn picks an oar before a race at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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US Senate candidate Darryl Glenn picks an oar before a race at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Darryl Glenn, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado, rowed at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday. The early results: His team was dead last, running 18 seconds behind the winner of the first heat of their four-boat 250-meter race. The next heat didn’t go better.

Still, Glenn’s Democratic opponent wasn’t on the water – so we don’t know who’s really tops in this all-important electoral measure. And, to be fair, we did see one report that the team improved with Glenn at the helm.

Hugo Chavez-Rey, Colorado Hispanic Republicans Chairman, puts on his game face before a race at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Hugo Chavez-Rey, Colorado Hispanic Republicans Chairman, puts on his game face before the race. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Water Elephants, made up of Colorado Republican candidates and staff, prepare to board their racing vessel at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Colorado House of Representatives candidate Casper Stockham prepares to board the republican team's racing vessel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Water Elephants, made up of Colorado Republican candidates and staff, disembark from the dock at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Water Elephants, made up of Colorado Republican candidates and staff, disembark from the dock. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Water Elephants, made up of Colorado Republican candidates and staff, cruise across the finish line in their first race at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Water Elephants cruise across the finish line in their first race at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)