By Jack Witthaus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A pair of paddlers from Texas set a new course record in the MR340 marathon Missouri river race.
Phil Bowden of San Marcos and Chris Issendorf from Dripping Springs pulled into St. Charles, Missouri, at 6:34 p.m. on Wednesday after leaving Kansas City, Missouri, 34 hours and 34 minutes earlier.Bowden was in a tandem team with Lee Deviney that won in 2008 with a time of 42:32.