Missouri River 340

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The Missouri River 340, or MR340, is a 340 mile kayak and canoe race from Kansas City, Missouri to St. Charles, Missouri that follows the Missouri River. It is the longest continuous canoe marathon in North America,[1] and possibly the world.[2]

Checkpoints[edit]

Start: Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kansas

End: St. Charles, Missouri

Winners[edit]

  • 2010: West Hansen & David Kelley (tandem)[3]
  • 2009: David Anderson & Will Anderson (tandem)
  • 2008: Anderson, Glock, Hansen, Kelley, Rendon, Steppe (team)
  • 2007: West Hansen & Michael Steppe (tandem)
  • 2006: West Hansen

Records[4][edit]

Women's Solo[edit]

  • 1 Robyn Benincasa (2010) 43:06
  • 2 Katie Pfefferkorn (2010) 46:42 (Mary Jo Pfefferkorn, Ground Crew)
  • 3 Katie Pfefferkorn (2008) 50:00 (Mary Jo Pfefferkorn, Ground Crew)
  • 4 Kristi Albright (2010) 50:40
  • 5 Karen Exon (2010) 51:57
  • 6 Erin Magee (2007) 55:33
  • 7 Melanie Hof (2009) 55:58
  • 8 Erin Magee (2008) 57:11
  • 9 Natalie Courson (2009) 57:41
  • 10 Kathy Kenley (2010) 57:51

Men's Solo[edit]

  • 1 Carter Johnson (2008) 37:46 (Peter Johnson and Lela Johnson-Vela, MD, Ground Crew)
  • 2 Santo Albright (2010) 38:44
  • 3 Joe Mann (2010) 43:06
  • 4 Jeff Wueste (2008) 43:33
  • 5 Santo Albright (2009) 44:54
  • 6 J Glenn Phaup (2010) 45:01
  • 7 Dave Anderson (2007) 46:21
  • 8 Marty Sullivan (2010) 47:17
  • 9 Jason Locke (2009) 47:30
  • 10 Colin Doggett (2010) 47:47 (Valerie Doggett and Alexis Doggett, Ground Crew)

Women's Tandem[edit]

  • 1 Loreen Mattson and Teresa Dewitt (2010) 49:17
  • 2 Carol Heddinghaus and Abigail Tuttle (2010) 49:24
  • 3 Di McHenry & Natalie Courson (2007) 61:09 (JoJo Newbold and Jan Bruns Ground Crew)
  • 4 Cami Ronchetto and Linda LaFontaine (2009) 61:50
  • 5 Carol Heddinghaus and Abigail Tuttle (2009) 65:02
  • 6 TJ Adkins & Chris Jump (2008) 78:00
  • 7 Hannah Grow and Marissa Weber (2009) 78:48
  • 8 Mackenzie and Marissa Manring (2010) 81:42
  • 9 Edie Jackson & Christina Glauner (2006) 100:32

Men's Tandem[edit]

  • 1 West Hansen and David Kelly (2010) 36:48
  • 2 Wally Werderich and Nick Josefik (2010) 37:02
  • 3 Kevin Schwartz and Matt Green (2010) 38:48
  • 4 Phil Reed and Mitch Anderson (2010) 38:49 (Denise Reed, Ground Crew)
  • 5 Dave and Will Anderson (2009) 38:59 (Bill Anderson and Jessica Anderson, Ground Crew)
  • 6 Bryan Hopkins and Joe Mann (2009) 42:22
  • 7 Phil Bowden & Lee Deviney (2008) 42:32
  • 8 James Kaufman & Ryan Slebos (2008) 42:35
  • 9 Wally Werderich and Nick Josefik (2009) 43:24
  • 10 West Hansen & Richard Steppe (2007) 44:27

Mixed Tandem[edit]

  • 1 Chuck and Di McHenry (2010) 41:26 (Charles Bruns crew captain and Raymond Brugger)
  • 2 Katie Pfefferkorn and West Hansen (2009) 44:32 (Bill Noble, Dan Grubbs, Mary Jo Pfefferkorn, Isabella and Ann Hansen, Ground Crew)
  • 3 Chuck and Di McHenry (2009) 47:26
  • 4 Diane Diebold and Daryl Simon (2010) 47:37
  • 5 Hilary Kelly and Ron Ladzinski (2009) 51:50
  • 6 Dan Wright and Christy Yount (2010) 58:13
  • 7 Mark and Brigitte Scott (2010) 59:14 (Breese Holden, Ground Crew)
  • 8 Rick and Lauren Haggard (2009) 61:36
  • 9 Sonya Tomes and Matt Keeven (2009) 62:18 (Eddie and Kathy Keeven-Ground Crew)
  • 10 Tom Clark and Angie Maggard (2010) 64:26

Men's Team Division (3-6 paddlers)[edit]

  • 1 West Hansen, Richard Steppe, David Anderson, David Kelly, Jeff Glock, Mike Rendon (2008) 36:19 (Bill Noble, John Glock and Bill Anderson, Ground Crew)
  • 2 John Bugge, Andres Cabb (2008) 39:50
  • 3 Jeff, Kevin and David Moore (2010) 45:53
  • 4 Green, Schwartz, Wilson, Cowley (2009) 46:42
  • 5 Jeff Jager, Matt Laughlin and Dan Deutermann (2010) 56:29
  • 6 Ralph Hernandez, Bill Jones and Rudy Bears (2010) 59:11
  • 7 Ronk, Stoffells, Meyer, Beck, Brumley, Young (2009) 60:11
  • 8 Gordon, Gordon, Geisinger (2009) 60:58
  • 9 Jeb, Rashad, Paul and Danny Brugman 61:51
  • 10 Jeff Koenings, Mike Devine and Patrick Dreiling 62:35

Mixed Team Division (3-6 paddlers, at least 50% female)[edit]

  • 1 Dan Grubbs, Christina Glauner, Di McHenry, Zahaim Abdullah (2008) 51:24

Dragon Boat/Voyageur Class[edit]

  • Christina Glauner, Lisa Grossman, Eric Farris, Jonathan Redfern, Joseph Ringling, Black Coffee, Doug Jennings, Scott Swafford, Ken Tilford, Will Murphy, Jeff Barrow, Ryan Mason, Rick Wise, Sean Butler, Mark Handley, Krista Patterson, Kelly Sumner, Barry Brown, Joseph Heger, Michael Maples (2010) 38:05 (Maria Crusius, Bob Collins, Maurita Collins, Dianne Maurer, Kelly Barth, Lisa Swafford and Eric McClelland, Groundcrew)

Most Solo Finishes[edit]

  • (5) Marek Uliasz (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Most Finishes[edit]

  • (5) Katie Pfefferkorn (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • (5) Di McHenry (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • (5) Marek Uliasz (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • (5) West Hansen (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • (5) Chuck McHenry (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

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