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May 2012

Reasons to Run for Charity

1. Raise awareness. Running for a charity is not all about fundraising – it also helps get the charity’s name out there and highlights the important work they do. 2. Honor a loved one. 3. Give back to the community. 4. Support a great cause. Run for a charity that is close to your heart. With 61

April 2012

Ways to be a Green Runner

The Houston Marathon Committee is "going green," and making history in the process. For the first time in the U.S., we have pursued a green certification for two separate sporting events in a single weekend – U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and Chevron Houston Marathon. During race weekend, we collected 21.55 tons of waste and diverted an impressive 79% of collected

March 2012

Reasons to Run Houston

The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon are the nation's premier winter races, attracting runners from all 50 U.S. states and more than 20 foreign countries. Most recently, the Chevron Houston Marathon was featured as one of the top 10 marathons to nail your goal by Runner's World's Magazine. While there are a number of great reasons to take

February 2012

2012 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Wrap-up

            The 40th anniversary Chevron Houston Marathon was an exciting, action-packed weekend - one that will go down in the record books making history in more ways than one. Below is our wrap-up of the milestone weekend, and the first of our new "13 fast facts" series - a monthly feature posted on the 13th of each month as we count

January 2012

Ethiopians break all four course records to wrap up Marathon Weekend

It was an Ethiopian sweep of the medal stands – and the record books – at the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, as all four winners erased the course records. "Today was the perfect way to culminate the most significant road racing weekend ever in Houston," stated Wade Morehead,

Some Trials Runners Just Rolled With the Goals

It is often said that the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon are all about 1-2-3. But for many athletes on the streets of Houston today, it was about something else. For instance, Linda Somers Smith of Arroyo Grande, CA, wanted to run under 2:40. Linda Somers Smith was a 1996 Olympian. That’s 16 years ago. She

U.S. Women’s Olympic Trials Marathon Fast Facts

FAST FACTS U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon Houston, TX, Saturday, January 14, 2012 Downtown 8 mile loop course – 3 laps with 2.2 mile loop before main course Weather: sunny, clear Temperature: 40F (start); 57F (finish) Wind: WSW 9-12 mph Qualifiers = 225 Declared = 188 Starters = 183 Finishers = 152 Prize

Athlete Quotes: Dathan Ritzenhein and Deena Kastor

Dathan Ritzenhein (4th) I felt great early on. Training had gone really well. My body felt good until about 17 miles, then I started getting spasms in my hamstrings. I had to check off a little bit and those three got away. I was just trying to hold it together. Somebody told me I was

U.S. Men’s Olympic Trial Marathon Fast Facts

FAST FACTS U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon Houston, TX, Saturday, January 14, 2012 Downtown 8 mile loop course – 3 laps with 2.2 mile loop before main course Weather: sunny, clear Temperature: 39F (start); 54F (finish) Wind: WSW 9-12 mph Qualifiers = 158 Declared = 113 Starters = 111 Finishers = 85 Prize

Keflezighi; Flanagan win U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

Two of the fastest races in Olympic Marathon Trials history took place on the same day Saturday in Houston as the six men and women who will represent Team USA in London earned their way on the squad. Shalane Flanagan set an Olympic Trials record of 2:25:38 in only her second marathon, while Meb Keflezighi earned

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