Whitewater in Iran?

Who would have ever thought that you could actually run whitewater in Iran? Certainly I had no idea, at least not until I came across this cool article over at the Canoe & Kayak Magazine website. The accompanying photos look amazing, and the story is really interesting starting with the author getting her visa to travel to Iran, continuing on to the kayaking runs themselves, and concluding with a little post-adventure experience in Tehran with some locals.