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Joel Parkinson talks Fiji and Molokai 2 Oahu Paddle race

Updated: June 1, 2012, 5:24 PM ET
By Jon Coen

With the completion of the Billabong Pro Rio and Joel Parkinson taking second place to John John Florence, Parkinson is now in the No. 1 spot on ASP World Tour. At 31, he has four runner-up finishes (2002, 2004, 2009, and 2011) but has yet to collect a World Title for himself.

Does all this sound familiar? He went so far as to win the Gold Coast Pro and Bells back in 2009 and be in the No. 1 spot. Then there was the strong start in 2010 before being injured. Keep in mind that ...

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