This year's Missouri River 340 kayak race saw 350 boats participating. The race started at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday morning and will end Friday night in St. Charles. Participants passed by Cooper's Landing, designated as a paddlestop, and the Noren Access in Jefferson City, designated as a checkpoint, throughout Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

The first team to complete the race, "Make Mine A Triple," arrived at the final checkpoint in St. Charles at around 7:42 p.m. Wednesday, with a time of 35 hours and 42 minutes. The team leader of "Make Mine A Triple" was Joseph Mann from Kansas City. This was the 15th year of the Missouri River 340.

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