By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports
Phil Bowden was admittedly a little hesitant when Chris Issendorf originally asked him to do the Missouri MR340 river race with him.
After all, Bowden, a San Marcos resident, had completed the Texas Water Safari just weeks prior and he already won the event back in 2008 with his then partner Lee Deviney. So essentially he had nothing to prove, right?
Except not quite.