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Stitt challenges healthier life with Marathon run

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday became the first sitting governor to compete in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and likely the first runner to come complete with a security detail.

Along with members of his cabinet and some of his closest advisers, Stitt participated in the marathon relay, covering more than six miles of the course.

The governor ran the first leg of the race and kicked off the early morning hours with a steady pace on his 10-kilometer jog from the heart of downtown to familiar territory — the state Capitol.

Stitt participated in the run, which left him winded at times, as a way to encourage Oklahomans to be healthier.

“It is a health initiative because personal responsibility is a big part of health in our state. And we are not the most active state,” he said Friday.

It’s not unusual for public officials to issue public health challenges.

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett challenged city residents to lose a combined one million pounds with his This City is Going on a Diet initiative. Similarly, former first lady Michelle Obama pushed her Let’s Move initiative to curb childhood obesity.

Stitt's push to make Oklahomans healthier is less of a full-formed initiative and more of a public relations campaign to show if the governor can challenge himself others can too.

Just days before the race, Stitt joked he should have trained harder. He tried to complete three training runs each week in the time leading up to the marathon.

But the governor was just as upbeat and energetic as ever when he crossed the finish line Sunday.

“Just the amount of energy from people out supporting us, the number of fans on every corner, it was fantastic. It was just a beautiful day in Oklahoma City,” Stitt said.

The governor challenged Oklahomans to form competing relay teams for the marathon — the largest race in the state — and promised participants who beat Team Stitt they would receive a T-shirt emblazoned with, “I beat the governor.”

Stitt’s race attire even goaded on fellow runners with the challenge ”CAN YOU BEAT THE GOV?” printed on the back of his white T-shirt.

Stitt’s team finished the course in four hours and 15 minutes. Relay participants who beat that time will receive their shirts in the mail. Winning teams in each of the relay categories will also be invited to the governor’s mansion for a May luncheon.

The governor cruised across the finish line to cheers from the crowd and praise from volunteers handing out medals to participants. Stitt high-fived fellow runners and posed for photos, just as he did along the course.

“Everybody that passed us would say, ‘we’re passing the governor’ and then they would take selfies with me. ... It was just so energizing," Stitt said.

Team Stitt beat a relay team from the Oklahoma Senate and a team of governor's office staffers, but was just barely outpaced by a relay team of representatives from the Oklahoma House.

Stitt’s team included Secretary of Public Safety Chip Keating, Secretary of Digital Transformation David Ostrowe, Stitt campaign chairman Corbin McGuire and Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur.

Arthur lost her mother, Margaret “Peggy” Clark, in the Oklahoma City bombing — the marathon pays tribute to the 168 victims.

After the race, Stitt hosted a cookout at the Governor's Mansion for his team.

Stitt’s next fitness challenge will be to participate in a Tulsa Tough bike race in June.

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<strong>Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dc45b099991a59e7db91902e062cf2c1.jpg" alt="Photo - People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-81e6fbd5963b82f834cbad33ee0d06a2.jpg" alt="Photo - People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. 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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners leave the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8b980c63ef516d3cedf05d1887bff5d4.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-234b802d12a3e167707706fd3d4ef7e9.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners enter the the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. 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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0dd9393fcdc5a992eb252fd8747adaed.jpg" alt="Photo - People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People gather to pray inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-033657648bbe9077416e1df21bbc26e1.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-006e9d46f13ce0720be5e66cc1f3f725.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-503cdd0f159cff84e8caa4f771e782c6.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners are silhouetted with the Skydance Bridge in the background as the run south across the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. at sunrise during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-de4519e51d091d99f3ca438899b325e8.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-db255244247e08bdcc6277c6c84ea661.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3751d495e41511f3832673a2d336636b.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cb01e7f7152edb588d38f0af6709c5ed.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bd34c4555769dc6d174f8c4b6db1ce51.jpg" alt="Photo - Runner travel north on Walnut Ave. in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runner travel north on Walnut Ave. in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runner travel north on Walnut Ave. in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cd2608421c47b5b260b2a8816be13653.jpg" alt="Photo - Dressed as unicorns, Leslie Driskill, left, and David Bach take a selfie with a mariachi band at a water stop across the street from Little Flower Church on S Walker Ave. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Dressed as unicorns, Leslie Driskill, left, and David Bach take a selfie with a mariachi band at a water stop across the street from Little Flower Church on S Walker Ave. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Dressed as unicorns, Leslie Driskill, left, and David Bach take a selfie with a mariachi band at a water stop across the street from Little Flower Church on S Walker Ave. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a23a5d43f0114599f3939e9dab837526.jpg" alt="Photo - Members of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band play for runners at a water stop near the OU Medical Center on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Members of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band play for runners at a water stop near the OU Medical Center on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Members of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band play for runners at a water stop near the OU Medical Center on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b9b99884283322fd564caa1046c3953.jpg" alt="Photo - Karen Kurtz, left, and Jennifer McClintock cheer on runners along Gorilla Hill near NW 40 and Shartel during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Karen Kurtz, left, and Jennifer McClintock cheer on runners along Gorilla Hill near NW 40 and Shartel during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Karen Kurtz, left, and Jennifer McClintock cheer on runners along Gorilla Hill near NW 40 and Shartel during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-afe563d6e8880684a5e29401245c3f6d.jpg" alt="Photo - Stephanie Andre, who won the women’s race in record time, speaks with former record holder Camille Herron after finishing the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Stephanie Andre, who won the women’s race in record time, speaks with former record holder Camille Herron after finishing the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Stephanie Andre, who won the women’s race in record time, speaks with former record holder Camille Herron after finishing the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8f0b859633ff7f265c0478825e715b3e.jpg" alt="Photo - Stephanie Andre wins the women's division of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Stephanie Andre wins the women's division of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Stephanie Andre wins the women's division of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4e8b904b5456c8685c1b62ff14201835.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-604fea80483cff2ee8f0ff5f3d1a4859.jpg" alt="Photo - David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-033657648bbe9077416e1df21bbc26e1.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a76f26a22245f278ae2e3bec57bff0d0.jpg" alt="Photo - David Theriot crosses the finish line during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. 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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="National Park Park Ranger Ian Harvey helps relay runner Steve Romero place running bibs on the chair of Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman after Romero ran with the Ag Boyz relay team in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>National Park Park Ranger Ian Harvey helps relay runner Steve Romero place running bibs on the chair of Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman after Romero ran with the Ag Boyz relay team in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8b980c63ef516d3cedf05d1887bff5d4.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt starts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d4b6b369d6f031daca4e669c3f88a086.jpg" alt="Photo - Trevor Bunch finishes the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Trevor Bunch finishes the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Trevor Bunch finishes the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b88fdcfc0fa278452951def5284b30cb.jpg" alt="Photo - David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>David Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the men's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3ce206f17c81b9c214eb160e01af2fd7.jpg" alt="Photo - National Park Park Ranger Ian Harvey helps relay runners Steve Romero, right, and Damon Musick, left, place their bibs on the chair of Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman after the two ran with the Ag Boyz relay team in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="National Park Park Ranger Ian Harvey helps relay runners Steve Romero, right, and Damon Musick, left, place their bibs on the chair of Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman after the two ran with the Ag Boyz relay team in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>National Park Park Ranger Ian Harvey helps relay runners Steve Romero, right, and Damon Musick, left, place their bibs on the chair of Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman after the two ran with the Ag Boyz relay team in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-288a7fb1f7aa9192cdabbde5a331982f.jpg" alt="Photo - Audrey Wise, left, and Lauren Milburn celebrate after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Audrey Wise, left, and Lauren Milburn celebrate after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Audrey Wise, left, and Lauren Milburn celebrate after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a451d279c3fdccadc354da4617af7ab5.jpg" alt="Photo - Roger Jacobi places his bib on the chair of Ashley Megan Eckles at the Oklahoma City National Memorial after running the half marathon in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Roger Jacobi places his bib on the chair of Ashley Megan Eckles at the Oklahoma City National Memorial after running the half marathon in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Roger Jacobi places his bib on the chair of Ashley Megan Eckles at the Oklahoma City National Memorial after running the half marathon in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-41d84307695bb15c5e8a8fb4d8f93899.jpg" alt="Photo - Bucky Cordray, left, Kayce Brown and Natalie Tack cross the finish line after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Bucky Cordray, left, Kayce Brown and Natalie Tack cross the finish line after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Bucky Cordray, left, Kayce Brown and Natalie Tack cross the finish line after running the half marathon during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-32b8015d49f0673d7bdf3b4cd5dc84a2.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cf482fe8fccbde840423cb4b7b81e0d3.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 Street as half marathoners run past them during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3230239e1fb0e458728fa2e6d8e5f977.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d417d2520dc41f6aeb6c84ce573f2684.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5a3b982bc075f61fb0096e75ceb4c59f.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fc11aee8f27a4c4e44f3196f06cd9f2b.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt walks up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt walks up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt walks up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-85e46f631bd8dc4f22a31f5a7529ef6f.jpg" alt="Photo - People stand for national anthem before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People stand for national anthem before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People stand for national anthem before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-434d0aad50db6c39d8d05ed618eb082f.jpg" alt="Photo - Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0ea3fc92c070fef13a3e7e70b671b296.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a52516d4ad191e7bc33d5944ea9b7c25.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners run by supporter at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners run by supporter at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners run by supporter at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bbe914f86aec852a0317b7466a4b52bc.jpg" alt="Photo - Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5f1443d59b5cbe4fa1c15fc125e77a86.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners run on NE 23rd near the State capitol during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners run on NE 23rd near the State capitol during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners run on NE 23rd near the State capitol during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e3b082ed1ca90e371d4d8f7de6b3dfbf.jpg" alt="Photo - People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-183536c3da55ea089e0c0a1ca71a38a5.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4b743ad7efa19ba64c644756de6c296f.jpg" alt="Photo - Maria Talina Ramirez Hernandez during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Maria Talina Ramirez Hernandez during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Maria Talina Ramirez Hernandez during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3241d600e16ba0ef770daf584adadd8e.jpg" alt="Photo - Juliana Marin, right, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juliana Marin, right, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juliana Marin, right, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e518f839037ef3f2dea9c1c743a62a61.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-06d5e4e9f78855a70834a89a837a2656.jpg" alt="Photo - A second wave of runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A second wave of runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A second wave of runners start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-26372d77bafe9f511ebcb846827f1f7f.jpg" alt="Photo - Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3633c8dce3a1465513011285ed69e5f8.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray before Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray before Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray before Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f739464c72bba32683649ca28cefc6db.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2180b3b6d69e419e24049976fcf48317.jpg" alt="Photo - Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Maria Juana Ramirez Hernandez runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cebfd6f77953114e8b39d47111f7a8dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cf0cd50ac0e0f2a8dfedfbcccfeaddb3.jpg" alt="Photo - Juliana Marin, left, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juliana Marin, left, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juliana Marin, left, and Nicole Poole cheer on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b55e6df24325767c5affccb33dbb139b.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bf92ab70d62d081915f5e730c38a7871.jpg" alt="Photo - Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-16f181efc76b0ebf7b43c8141e0b5a93.jpg" alt="Photo - Runs start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runs start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runs start the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a823fa3eb65a0d643a05a6d794a686e8.jpg" alt="Photo - People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People observe 168 seconds of silence before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dbc85ce81a7fe30f8e27947e2df000f1.jpg" alt="Photo - Zachary Strand runs as people cheer at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Zachary Strand runs as people cheer at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Zachary Strand runs as people cheer at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e37981492e3e3c424ead2f26abc17341.jpg" alt="Photo - Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Greg Gerardy runs NW Grand Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a354f39bb2175b4265d7d6aa3382e397.jpg" alt="Photo - Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe3ebb2a0832328aa8f113469aa2209c.jpg" alt="Photo - People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People pray during the Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree before during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c2f40fb515b2611fe8b1312cbfb947dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners run on NW 23rd St. during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9d48179830b1402f3b8f4978a5a4b935.jpg" alt="Photo - A run makes his way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A run makes his way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A run makes his way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f6c72af0deeb36b7dea2895aa9f5e0bd.jpg" alt="Photo - Lorena Ramierz runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Lorena Ramierz runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Lorena Ramierz runs up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e1196ee8a97771d02846e7c0ad68ea7a.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gov. Kevin Stitt runs up the Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6c071b73556984e5f3dc0e50f8566fbc.jpg" alt="Photo - Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Firefighters walk during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-23d28ef6ac861d8cceaf7fbeccd7daae.jpg" alt="Photo - Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Nicole Poole cheers on runners at Glitter on Grand during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3724d16c22ba9e21646143b3c04542a9.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners make their way up Walnut Street during Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d185be02b2269f4fc1b6ce87611e11bf.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners travel north on Lincoln Blvd. around the state Capitol during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners travel north on Lincoln Blvd. around the state Capitol during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners travel north on Lincoln Blvd. around the state Capitol during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-700cfa751159951e3278e884677860dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 St. west of Shartel Ave. as half marathoners pass them during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 St. west of Shartel Ave. as half marathoners pass them during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs honoring those lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building line NW 41 St. west of Shartel Ave. as half marathoners pass them during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b50a40fee2d06d3977498bab1532fd2e.jpg" alt="Photo - Runner travel north on Walnut in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Runner travel north on Walnut in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runner travel north on Walnut in Deep Deuce during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4d069558435604e50a25ae97c3ff9dd1.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners travel south on Walker Ave. before crossing over Interstate 40 during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bdb8ffad62e106c156eef8901cba0e64.jpg" alt="Photo - Charles Redditt gives thumbs up to police officers working the course to direct runners out of the neighborhood at Somerset and NW Grand Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Charles Redditt gives thumbs up to police officers working the course to direct runners out of the neighborhood at Somerset and NW Grand Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Charles Redditt gives thumbs up to police officers working the course to direct runners out of the neighborhood at Somerset and NW Grand Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-20d30b4f09d510f22cac05ef800a1b2f.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Runners cross the bridge over Interstate 40 at Walker Ave. going south during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-44c419c1bdcd14d147d2a0b9523e0d6e.jpg" alt="Photo - Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Runners pass the state Capitol on Lincoln Blvd. during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure>
Carmen Forman

Carmen Forman covers the state Capitol and governor's office for The Oklahoman. A Norman native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she previously covered state politics in Virginia and Arizona before returning to Oklahoma. Read more ›

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