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Kaw Point river raceThe Missouri River 340 race launched July 23 from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan. The destination of the race is St.Charles, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)
Kaw Point river race
More than 130 kayaks and boats left Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan., headed for St. Louis, Mo., at 7 a.m. July 23.
People come from all over the nation just to be a part of the Missouri River 340 run. This event is nationally known.
This is a very grueling race and many were expected to drop out well before they reach St. Louis, Mo. Many of the participants train all year.