Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Marathon officials discourage runners from bringing backpacks - Article Photos 1/2

These five men will participate in Sunday's Memorial Marathon carrying 168 pounds that will be distributed among their backpacks, symbolizing the 168 people who were killed in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Posing with the west wall of the Memorial as a backdrop are, from left, Jake Adkins, Chris Murphy, John O'Toole, Sean Shearon and Eric Stanley on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD