Route 66 Stroller Marathoner Breaks Guinness World Record

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 12:54 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK --The winner of The Williams Route 66 Marathon broke the Guinness World record for running with a stroller on Sunday morning. 

The first and second place winners were the two dueling for the record.  Zac Freudenburg won the Route 66 Marathon and broke the Guinness World Record for running a marathon while pushing a stroller with a time of 2:32:10.

The second place finisher of the marathon is Michael Wardian, who also was pushing a stroller with a time of 2:34:37.

Elite marathon runners Michael Wardian and Zac Freudenburg and their children 11-month-old Grant Wardian and 10 1⁄2 month old Liam Freudenburg finished in the top two at the Route 66 Marathon.

The current Guinness World Record was set by Wardian and his older son Pierce at the 2007 Frederick Marathon in Virginia.

Executive Director Chris Lieberman states, "Being apart of a record breaking event is an historic day for the Route 66 Marathon. We are proud of this event shining a light on Tulsa."

Also the winner of the full marathon in the female division is Chelsea Jones from Norman, Oklahoma. She set a course record with a time of 3:00:38.

The first marathon in 2006 drew about 3,000 runners. This year's race had 7,000 for the 26.2 mile race.