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June 21, 2013

Local veteran participates in ‘One Run for Boston’ relay


Claremore resident Shannon O’Banion ran 10 miles of the first ever non-stop running relay from Los Angeles, Calif. to Boston, Mass. — One Run for Boston. 
O’Banion carried the built-in GPS baton Wednesday afternoon as he ran along Highway 66 near Catoosa to the Blue Starr and Lowry intersection in Claremore.
For three weeks, One Run for Boston relay participants from 14 different states will run day and night, passing the baton off every 10 miles, until it reaches its June 30 destination.  Through their entry fee each runner makes a contribution to the One Fund Boston. The funds will be used to help the people who were most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
O’Banion has participated in hundreds of organized runs, including more than 30 triathlons, he said. He recently completed in the Warrior Dash in Inola and the 12-mile long Tough Mudder.
O’Banion served five years as a U.S. Army Special Forces Unit Sniper in Afghanistan. He said he loved everything about the Army, even during combat, but wanted to retire to raise his family.
“Ever since I’ve retired I’ve enjoyed participating in different runs,” said O’Banion. “After a friend told me I should sign up, I found out that spots in the (One Run for Boston) were filling up fast.” 
He said runners from out of state were driving into Oklahoma just to run their leg of the race. 
“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to carry the baton through my town.”
To sign up for One Run for Boston or to make a donation,  visit Proceeds from Oklahoma residents who sign up for the relay will be used for tornado relief.

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