2014 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon - 2014 USA Half Marathon Championships

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Houston, TX
January 19, 2014

This Aramco Houston Half Marathon serves as the 2014 USA Half-Marathon Championships.

2014 USA Half

The 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi showed he's still a huge force in American distance running as he kept pushing the pace and got the win over Aaron Braun in 1:01:23. Cancer survivor Serena Burla, who ran 2:28 last year, got the win and some good publicity.

Putting Galen Rupp's Record In Perspective, A Record-Setting Day In Houston, Mo's London Competition, And A Mexican Finally Breaks 2:10

This week we start by trying to put Galen Rupp's American record in perspective before handing out praise to the US men for their record-setting day in Houston, where Meb Keflezighi and  Serena Burla picked up big wins. Along the way, we give out big props to the Houston organizers, remind you to never trust a Canadian, never marry a distance runner and don't forget to drink 10 pints before your next marathon. Plus Mo Farah will soon find out all of the big talent is in the marathon and rare, rare praise for a Mexican marathoner.

USATF Press Release: Keflezighi, Burla Take Home Titles At USA Half Marathon Championships

RRW: Keflezighi, Burla Score Convincing Wins At USA Half Marathon Championsips

RRW: After Fall Marathon Disaster, Patrick Rizzo Ready For Chevron Houston Marathon

Interesting piece on Rizzo, who talks about how he became deaf as a teenager after getting braces and didn't regain any hearing until they came off 2 years later. The 2:13 marathoner is hoping to compete well after a disappointing race at the US Marathon Champs, where he "dropped out" and jogged home for 2:20 (18th).

Loaded fields Set For 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon - Aramco Houston Half Marathon To Host USA Half Marathon Championships

Meb Keflezighi leads a men's half field that includes Aaron Braun, Luke Puskedra, Shadrack Biwott and Josphat Boit. The women are led by Adriana Nelson, Serena Burla, Sara Hall, Mattie Suver and Lisa Uhl. Defending champion Bazu Worku (2:05:25) leads the men's marathon field while Afework Bekele (2:23:59) leads the women.

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