OKLAHOMA CITY – A Choctaw man and an Oklahoma City woman have claimed the top spots in the 2018 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.
Unofficial results from Sunday’s race indicate Nathan Chamer won the men’s race while competing in his first marathon with an unofficial time of 2.33. Chamer is a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital.
“The weather, the cheering crowds, thinking of those who lost family members, the survivors, seeing the first responders, all made this win possible. We can all stand up against evil together,” he said.
The women's race was won by Kristen Radcliff, who finished second in last year's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Unofficial results indicate Radcliff finished this year's race with a time of 2:54.
“Running in Dallas and even the Boston Marathon is nothing compared to running in your home state. It means so much more. And the reason behind this race makes it even more special," she said.
According to marathon officials, the race hosted 24,667 runners from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries.
“Congratulations to every single runner who made this a Run to Remember. It’s also with much gratitude that we thank the thousands of volunteers, all the neighborhoods and everyone who gives so much to support to this race and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum,” said Kari Watkins, Race Director.