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OKC Memorial Marathon to run as scheduled April 28
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OKC Memorial Marathon to run as scheduled April 28

OKC Memorial Marathon to run as scheduled April 28
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OKC Memorial Marathon to run as scheduled April 28

The bombing of the Boston Marathon sent chills through a lot of Oklahomans who lived through the bombing of Murrah Federal Building in 1995, and an upcoming marathon to honor the memory of those who died has officials scrambling to review security measures.

Kari Watkins, Director of the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Museum, tells KRMG they will certainly look at security, but points out they've always had a safe event in the past.

"We've always had very tough security and safety measure(s) in place, and we'll continue to review it," she said.

She adds that organizers in Boston had no idea what was coming.

"It's very important to know there was no intel(ligence) in Boston that showed this was going to happen," she said, "and so we're gonna make those best decisions, but they made those best decisions this morning as well."

She admits, "it's a very tough situation."

Trooper Betsy Randolph, speaking for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, says they always have increased security for any events surrounding the April 19 anniversary of the bombing, including the marathon.

As many as 27,000 people are expected to participate in the race, scheduled for April 28.

 

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