OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The 2021 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is in-person for the first time in over 2 years.
The participants, volunteers, and supporters came out strong for the marquee event.
There’s plenty of enthusiasm this year, as the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon once again becomes an in-person event. The 2020 Memorial Marathon was delayed and ultimately held virtually to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The 5K and kids races took place on Saturday morning as part of the safety protocols put into place because of the pandemic. Normally those races take places at the same time as the marathon and half-marathon.
Jose Pablo Salazar Ezquerra won the Men’s Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes, and 57 seconds. His average pace was 5:41 minute mile.
Layne Hammer won the Women’s Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was able to finish the race at 2 hours, 54 minutes, and 34 seconds. Her average pace was a 6:40 minute mile.