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Thousands of Marathoners Expected For Route 66 Run Throughout Weekend
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Route 66 marathon is projected to draw nearly 7,000 runners for its marathon and half-marathon courses.
Shorter races were run on Saturday but the longer courses are on the card for Sunday.
Organizers say about 2,250 runners will run the full 26-mile marathon, with about 4,500 in the half-marathon.
The Tulsa World reports that the number of entrants has tripled since the Route 66 marathon was first run seven years ago. For all five races that comprise the weekend, more than 10,000 people have signed up. Organizers want to attract 20,000 runners by 2016.
The long courses on Sunday will take runners on a tour of Tulsa, including historic areas.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the 40s Sunday morning
Posted: Saturday, November 17 2012, 06:26 PM CST
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Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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