West Hansen and Richard Steppe won this year's Missouri River 340 race, finishing the journey down the Missouri River this morning in St. Charles, Mo.
Hansen/Steppe team needed 44 hours and 27 minutes to finish the race, which started Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan.
It was a repeat victory for Hansen, who won last year as a solo competitor in 53 hours, 29 minutes.
Russ Payzant, who has been leading the racers down the river in a powered safety boat, said that most of the competitors had gone the entire race without sleep. About 65 boats remained in the competition as of late Wednesday night.
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"Imagine running a marathon times 10," Payzant said. "That's what they did."