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January 2017

Updates to the 2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Field

Today the Houston Marathon Committee announced changes to the elite fields for the 2017 Aramco Houston Marathon on Sunday, January 15th. Galen Rupp (USA), the 2016 Olympic marathon bronze medalist, has withdrawn from the men’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon due to injury. “Unfortunately I will be unable to race on Sunday due to plantar fasciitis

2017 Chevron Houston Marathon to be Carried Live on ESPN3 and Longhorn Network

Broadcast to feature Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher as Color Analyst HOUSTON (January 6, 2017) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) and its Official Broadcast Partner ABC13, announced today that the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will have an expanded U.S. and international viewing audience for the second consecutive year. The races

Rio Olympic Medalists Lilesa, Rupp and Dibaba Lead Stacked Fields at 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

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Race Weekend to feature 13 2016 Olympians HOUSTON (January 4, 2017) - The 45th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. The 2016 Olympic marathon silver and bronze medalists, Feyisa Lilesa and Galen Rupp, respectively, and the women's Olympic

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program Surpasses $25 Million Mark

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HOUSTON (January 2, 2017) - The Houston Marathon Committee announced today that the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program has surpassed the $25 million fundraising mark since its inception in 1995. The charitable program is designed for runners to annually raise funds and awareness for approximately 60 official Run for a Reason

December 2016

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2017 Local Elite Field

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HOUSTON (December 30, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee announced today the 41 athletes who will comprise the local elite field at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Race weekend is set for January 13-15, 2017. Local Elite status in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon is

Houston Marathon Foundation Continues Commitment to Distance Running

HOUSTON (December 19, 2016) - In its continued effort to promote the benefits of long-distance running and to provide opportunities for runners of all abilities, the Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that it will distribute $275,000 in financial support to local running initiatives and national elite long-distance development programs. Since its inception in 2008,

Olympic Medalist Al Lawrence Inducted into Houston Marathon Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (December 6, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today the election of 1956 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Al Lawrence into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Lawrence will be honored by the Houston Marathon Committee on December 7, 2016 at the 2017 Hall of Fame Reception. In the early 1970s, Lawrence began

November 2016

Chevron Houston Marathon Earns IAAF Silver Label

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Awarded Bronze Label HOUSTON (November 23, 2016) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has awarded the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon IAAF label status for 2017 in recognition of meeting and exceeding the criteria for the respective labels in the 2016 races. The Chevron Houston Marathon

Birhanu Gedefa Declared 2016 Men’s Marathon Winner

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified the Houston Marathon Committee that 2016 Houston Marathon participants Gebo Burka (first place) and Girmay Gebru (runner-up) were sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations.  Both runners from Ethiopia were removed from the results and the 2016 final standings updated.  Birhanu Gedefa, the

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