OKC Memorial Marathon notebook: Late night, early morning for Thunder GM Sam Presti

Thunder general manager Sam Presti was up late Saturday night for his team's thrilling 99-98 win over Dallas in Game 1 of their NBA Playoff series.
by Ed Godfrey and Jason Kersey Published: April 29, 2012

Thunder general manager Sam Presti was up late Saturday night for his team's thrilling 99-98 win over Dallas in Game 1 of their NBA Playoff series.

Sunday morning, Presti stood in the rain, handing out medals to Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon finishers.

“It was a little bit early, but well worth it,” Presti said. “I wouldn't miss it for the world because I know how much hard work has been put in by the people who run the marathon, and the people who put it on. The least I could do is be here to support it.”

Presti is a first-year member of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum's Board of Trustees, and said volunteering at the marathon was “humbling” for him.

“To see the looks on their faces, it's just pure exhilaration and achievement,” Presti said. “I think everybody that runs the race understands there's a purpose for it, and what it means for the city.”

FINISHING WITH THE FLAG

One relay team of future military men finished Sunday's marathon by honoring the country they plan to serve.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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