South Dakota man wins Route 66 Marathon
BY MICHAEL OVERALL World Staff Writer
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 4:57 PM
A 27-year-old South Dakota man won the Route 66 Marathon Sunday morning with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes.
Curtis Huffman, of Wessington Springs, S.D., crossed the finish line first.
The high-profile female winner was 30-year-old Camille Herron, of Warr Acres. She crossed the finish line near Veterans Park in 2 hours, 48 minutes while wearing a pink Spider-Man costume.
Herron was trying to break the women's Guinness Book of World Records time for running in a superhero costume of 3:08.55.
"I do goofy things," Herron, who graduated from the University of Tulsa with honors in 2005, said in the days leading up to the race.
"I think it's a record that I'm meant to have. Tulsa is my favorite city in Oklahoma. The (marathon) route winds through the TU campus. I thought that was really cool."
Herron has also won six marathons, including Oklahoma City's Memorial race, and is the state record holder.
In the half-marathon, 29-year-old Josh Yelsey of St. Louis, Mo., finished first with a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes.
Tulsans Seth Black, 30, and Mark Dolph, 54, finished second and third respectively. Dolph was the masters winner. Tulsan Ginger Lewis, 42, was the top female finisher in the half-marathon with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes.
The start at the Route 66 Marathon. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World