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A host of top international marathon runners have been announced for the Boston Marathon – an IAAF Gold Label race – on April 15.

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.

Monday, 07 January 2013 10:31

2013 Chevron Houston Marathon and the American Men

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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.

HOUSTON - The 41st edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Adding an element of excitement to the weekend will be a $50,000 bonus that will be awarded should the world record fall in the men's half marathon. The gun is set to go off at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Davila placed second at the 2011 Boston Marathon and set a new American course record of 2:22:38, is slowly recovering from stress fracture in her right leg - BOSTON - Desiree Davila, a member of the 2013 John Hancock Elite Boston Marathon Team has withdrawn from the upcoming Monday, April 15 race due to a slow-healing femoral stress fracture of the right leg. The injury occurred shortly before the 2012 London Olympic Marathon in August 2012.  Although her recovery is taking longer than expected, Davila (right, PhotoRun) said she is making progress and looks forward to competing in future Boston Marathons.



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