Oklahoma City Marathon to Go Forward

Apr 15, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The 13th annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is scheduled for April 28 and Mayor Mick Cornett says it's scheduled to go forward as planned despite a bombing at the end of the Boston Marathon.

Oklahoma City police say there is always increased security for the marathon and the level of security for this year's race is being assessed.

More than 80 Oklahomans were registered to run in the Boston Marathon, where two explosions rocked runners and spectators near the finish line after the race.

The race's website listed 86 runners between the ages of 23 and 79 in Monday's race as having Oklahoma as their home state.

It wasn't known whether any Oklahomans were injured in the blasts that occurred about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line.