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Dominic Ondoro

Dominic Ondoro Age: 29 Citizenship: Kenya Personal Best: 2:08:00 Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro snapped an eight-race winning streak by Ethiopian men with his strong finish over the final four kilos in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon, clocking 2:12:05. Ondoro was part of a large pack early in the race, which was whittled down to five at

Meet Sarah Pepper

Hot 95.7 DJ and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Sarah Pepper has been a runner for most of her life. Starting in grade school and continuing all the way up through her senior year of high school, Pepper ran cross country with her brother. But after graduating, and with no team to run with, her

Merima Mohammed

Twenty-year-old Merima Mohammed of Ethiopia overcame leg problems and cold, wet conditions to run the second-fastest ever women’s race at the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon. Mohammed ran the first half of the race with Buzunesh Deba (ETH) and Meskerem Assefa (ETH) and that pack stayed together through 33km, when Mohammed made a strong move and

Bazu Worku

Twenty-two year old Bazu Worku of Ethiopia ran away with the men’s title at the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon. Worku, who had been running in a pack of nine early in the race, came through the half at 65:25 with five others. But by 25km, he had opened up a 50 second lead over Solomon

Jenel Ed

Jenel Ed Age: 28 Occupation: Admissions Counselor at HBU Hometown: Richmond, TX Marathons completed: this will be her first For Jenel Ed, her reasons for running are “less visible to the eye” because they’re beneath the surface of things. However, the positive outcomes can be seen clearly in her life. She says “there are things

Eder Reyes

Eder Reyes Age: 28 Hometown: Houston, TX Marathons: His first This year’s Chevron Houston Marathon is special to Eder because he “will be running his first marathon alongside his three uncles.” He and his uncles have already successfully completed two races together, both of which were half marathons. Their first half marathon was last year’s

David Odom

David Odom Occupation: Technical Specialist Age: 55 Hometown: Cypress, TX Marathons: More than 28 David began running again in his mid-40's, as a way to lose weight and regain his previously held good fitness. Though he and running’s relationship truly started back in his high school years in order for him to feel like he

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