Missouri River Freedom Race goes on despite heat, rain
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The heat and low river levels may have slowed participants’ finishing times in the first-ever Missouri River Freedom Race, but more than 100 still competed in the 63-mile race that started in Lamine and ended in Jefferson City.
Joe Mann, race organizer, said about 25 dropped out because of the heat.
The first finishers, Mann’s team, completed the race by 10:26 a.m.; at 4 p.m. when it began to rain, racers were still finishing.
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