A total of 11,000 people participated in a variety of races during the past weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including the 26.2-mile main event.
A few highlights on what has become one of Tulsa’s biggest events in less than a decade:
- Jason Cook of Norman, Oklahoma, who was runner-up in last year’s marathon, won in a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes, 16 seconds. He beat the 2013 winner, James Keilbarth of Tulsa. Cook also was third in 2012.
- Temperatures during the main race day Sunday were in the 50s with overcast skies — nearly ideal for runners.
- The event included a marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5-kilometer race, fun run and walk, and a mascot dash. It also included a short detour to downtown’s Center of the Universe, which creates a unique parabolic effect.
- The Route 66 Marathon’s courses crossed or went on small stretches of 11th Street, Southwest Boulevard and Second Street, all of which were alignments of U.S. 66.
- If someone you knew was in the race, you can look him or her up in the results page.
- Next year’s Route 66 Marathon is Nov. 21-22.
(Image of Route 66 Marathon by Mike Spivey via Flickr)