JOPLIN — More than 1,600 people got their kicks on Route 66 during the weekend.
Organizers of the first-ever Mother Road Marathon said 1,645 contestants ran in one of three races on Sunday.
The marathon ran from Commerce, Okla., to Joplin. Others took part in a one-mile race in Joplin and a half-marathon between Baxter Springs, Kan., and Joplin.
All three races ran along Route 66, the historic highway that stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif.
Ryan Kramer of Des Moines, Iowa, won the marathon with a time of 2:51:57. The top female finisher was Katie Kramer, of Oklahoma City, Okla.