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Larned State Hospital runners place second
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Courtesy Photo Five runners from Larned State Hospital competed in the government relay division in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, from left, Linda Kidd, Macksville; Jim Forrest, Larned; Jim Smith, St. John; Seth Schmidt, Larned; and Bob Huerter, Larned.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Larned State Hospital marathon team captured second place among the 15 entries in the Government Agency Division of the 13th Annual Oklahoma City Marathon.  
April 28th marked the 13th annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, a celebration of life. The race drew runners from 47 states and foreign countries.  
The event honors those who were killed or injured on April 19, 1995, when Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed.  First responders are also recognized for the role they played in saving lives on that day.  All profits from the activities go to the support of the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum.
The Larned State Hospital team consisted of Linda (Crouch) Kidd, Macksville; Jim Smith, St. John; Seth Schmidt, Larned; Jim Forrest, Larned; and Bob Huerter, Larned.  Each of the team members ran various distances distances ranging from 5 kilometers to 12 kilometers.  
In addition, among the 689 five-person teams entered in the team division, Larned State Hospital placed 25th overall in the field. The team time was 3:28:44 which broke down to an average pace of 7:58 per mile for the 26.2-mile race.