Andy Derks, of St. Louis won the sixth annual Williams Route 66 Marathon on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011. Derks finished the 26.2-mile distance with a time of 2:28:33.
This is the second year in a row Derks took first place in the Williams Route 66 Marathon. A member of the Michelob Ultra team, Derks improved his time from 2010 by approximately four minutes.
“This is becoming one of my favorite races,” Derks said. “It’s a good size and it’s a fun, friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the race directors for putting on a great race.”
Maggie Nelsen, 29, was the overall female winner of the marathon, with a time of 2:57:03. From Tulsa, she now holds the course record, and is the first woman to run the Williams Route 66 Marathon in under three hours.