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

Jack Blaess, a 20-year-old Edmond North graduate and student at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., got a group together to run in honor of those serving in the military.

For the final small stretch of the run, all five members of the relay team returned to the course, with one carrying an American flag across the finish line.

“We just wanted to honor the troops that are fighting, partially, because of this,” Blaess said, referring to terrorism.

The marathon is run in memory of those lost in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


The number of runners who finished the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on Sunday was 2,643.

Of that number, 1,118 runners were women and 1,525 were men. The average time for Sunday's marathon was 4:49:09.

In the half-marathon, 8,138 runners finished the race — 4,982 women and 3,156 men.

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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