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OKC Memorial Marathon Officials on Alert after Boston Bombings
Race officials for the upcoming Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon are on alert after Monday's explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon. 24,000 runners are expected to participate in this year's Memorial Marathon.
Memorial Marathon and city officials addressed concerns at a press conference, saying it's too early to make any decisions about the city's race. Right now, they plan to run the race, but say information about those responsible for the Boston explosions could possibly change that.
One runner says whatever they decide he will be okay with. Bill Goodier, an OKC Memorial participant said, "As a runner and as just a person in general, I could understand if they decided to cancel it or postpone it."
Race officials say it's a decision that won't be made lightly, protecting precious lives while not succumbing to fear. The marathon is scheduled to take place on April 28th.