HOUSTON - Twenty-year-old Merima Mohammed of Ethiopia overcame leg problems and cold, wet conditions to run the second-fastest ever women's race at Sunday's Chevron Houston Marathon, while fellow countryman, twenty-two year old Bazu Worku, ran away with the men's title.
HOUSTON, Tex. - On January 13, a day shy of a year since the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, American men and women again return to Houston. And sure, maybe an Olympic spot isn't up for grabs (awesome because we won't have to blush at the sight of the States' best marathoners forced to wear 10-gallon cowboy hats) (no, none of them could pull it off). But while there's no Olympic team to make, 2013 is a World Championships year, and times run by the American men and women in Houston could sway the USATF selection committee for the team they send to Moscow in August.