Offbeat world record broken at Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

A world record of sorts was set during Sunday’s annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa.

Julia Webb, 36, of Little Rock, Arkansas, set a Guinness Book of World Records mark by pushing a stroller in a record time of 1 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds over a half-marathon of 13.1 miles, according to the Tulsa World and other media outlets.

To top it all off, Webb also won the women’s half-marathon in general.

I hope the kid who was along for the ride was comfortable.

James Martinez, 19, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, won the overall marathon title in 2:36:12 over the 26.2-mile course. It was the first time he’d won a marathon race. He was a star runner in Bartlesville High School’s state champion cross-country team two years ago.

Danielle Derr, 29, of Oklahoma City ran her first-ever marathon and won the women’s title in a time of 2:58:04.

Nathan Chamer, 42, of Oklahoma City won the half-marathon title in 1:09.34, setting a course record and breaking an Oklahoma male master’s runner record.

You can find the full results of the race here.

No world records will be set in the full marathon in Tulsa because it contains some nasty hills in the second half of the race.

The course crosses 11th Street (aka Route 66) several times and includes a short stretch on Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) near the Arkansas River.

More than 5,000 took part in the full marathon or half-marathon Sunday. The temperature at the starting gun was 38 degrees, with a high of 70 during the race.

The Saturday events were set aside for the 5-kilometer and other smaller footraces.

The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Next year’s Route 66 Marathon will be Nov. 21-22.

(Image of Julia Webb and her stroller during a world-record effort at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa via Facebook)

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