Ethiopians Bazu Worku (2:10:17) and Merima Mohammed (2:23:27) Win 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon Titles

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Andrew Carlson (2:17:16) and Tera Moody (2:39:10) Take Top American Honors

by LetsRun.com
January 13, 2013

Former world junior marathon record holder Bazu Worku of Ethiopia picked up the first marathon victory of his career today as heeasily won the 2012 Chevron Houston Marathon in 2:10:17 as fellow Ethiopians Teferi Balcha was second in 2:12:50.

This was the 9th career marathon finish for the now 22-year old Worku but first victory. He ran 2:06:15 in Paris in 2009 as an 18-year old and 2:05:25 the next year in Berlin as a 20-year old but neither was good enough for victory.

American Andrew Carlson, who was sixth in his marathon debut at the Olympic Trials last year in Houston, was the top American in today’s race. He finished 7th in 2:17:16. Jan. 14 update: The results have been corrected and American (and LRC visitor) Scott Wietecha has been added to the top 10 in 9th at 2:18:52.

The cold and windy conditions (At 11 am, it’s 41 degrees there with 18 mph winds) didn’t slow women’s winner Merima Mohammed (also known as Merima Hasen) too much as she put up the second fastest time in Houston history with a 2:23:27 victory. 2011 New York City marathon runner-up Bizunesh Deba was second in 2:24:26. Mohammed is just 20 but this was her 11th career marathon finish. She just missed her 2:23:06 pb from 2010 Toronto.

2:30 marathoner C was the top American in 2:39:10 which placed her sixth.

More: MB: 2013 Houston Marathon results-slower than expected
Half Marathon Recap:
LRC Ethiopians Feyisa Lelisa and Mamitu Daska Win 2013 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Top 50 Men’s Results

Place OverallPlace GenderPlace DivisionNameStateBIBDivisionAgeFinish NetFinish Gun
111» Worku, Bazu (ETH)220-242202:10:1702:10:17Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
221» Balcha, Teferi (ETH)330-343102:12:5002:12:50Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
331» Molla, Solomon (ETH)1225-292502:14:3702:14:37Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
442» Gedefa, Birhanu (ETH)1125-292802:15:2102:15:21Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
552» Abera, Dereje (ETH)830-343302:17:0902:17:09Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
663» Etana, Teshome (ETH)425-292902:17:1502:17:15Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
773» Carlson, Andrew (USA)MN630-343002:17:1602:17:16Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
884» Tolossa, Debebe (ETH)130-343202:18:4702:18:47Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
995» Wietecha, Scott (USA)TN2130-343102:18:5202:18:53Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
10106» Reyes, Sergio (USA)CA930-343102:19:2702:19:27Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
11117» Lizano, Cesar (CRI)1730-343002:22:0102:22:01Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
13122» Zywicki, Benjamin (USA)TX5220-242402:24:2102:24:23Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
14138» Kandie, Solomon (USA)NM21630-343402:24:2402:24:24Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
17144» Capriolo, Michael (USA)OH22125-292802:25:1802:25:19Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
18159» Papadimitriou, Antonios-Dimitrios (GRC)2030-343202:25:4102:25:42Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
191610» McLean, Dan (USA)WA22230-343102:27:5002:27:52Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
21175» Neal, Tommy (USA)CO1425-292902:30:3502:30:36Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
221811» Tate, Derek (USA)MO20530-343302:31:3002:31:31Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
23191» Knorzer, Chris (USA)CA22540-444302:31:3802:31:39Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
24206» Smith, Ryan (USA)TX5525-292702:32:3402:32:35Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
25211» Davey, Neville (USA)CA22835-393702:33:5402:33:54Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
26227» Goode, Adam (USA)ME200125-292902:34:3202:34:40Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
27232» Lawrence, Peter (USA)TX6140-444102:34:5402:34:55Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
29242» McCurdy, Matthew (USA)TX5135-393502:36:3702:36:38Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
30258» Cater-Cyker, Zachary (USA)TX106625-292802:39:0302:39:12Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
32263» Erwin, Andrew (USA)MA343420-242202:40:3902:40:45Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
332712» Harkins, Nathan (USA)TX251230-343402:40:4302:40:46Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
34289» Emge, Clay (USA)TX323225-292802:41:3502:41:37Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
362913» Perez, Jake (USA)TX285930-343002:42:1102:42:34Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
37304» Snapp, Ryan (USA)TX375420-242402:42:5202:43:25Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
38313» Defee, Michael (USA)TX183135-393802:43:4502:43:46Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
40325» Ontko, Robert (USA)TX272620-242402:44:0002:44:07Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
413314» Cooke, Seth (USA)TX323330-343202:45:3202:45:34Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
42343» Dowe, Kelly (USA)TX6040-444102:45:3702:45:38Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
43351» Power, Rich (USA)MI390245-494802:46:0202:46:32Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
443610» Schwieterman, Joe (USA)TX337125-292702:46:4202:46:46Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
45374» Robbins, Chris (USA)TX184635-393802:47:1302:47:16Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
463815» Swartz, Ryan (USA)TX160530-343302:47:5802:48:03Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
47395» Oviedo, Jose (USA)TX271335-393602:48:2502:48:28Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
48402» Bustillos, Wilmer (VEN)5445-494702:49:4102:49:41Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
494116» Smith, Matthew (USA)OH216030-343302:49:5402:49:56Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
50424» Junkans, Mark (USA)TX222640-444102:50:0102:50:10

Top 50 Women’s Results

1111» Mohammed, Merima (ETH)10220-242002:23:3702:23:37Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
1421» Deba, Buzunesh (ETH)10125-292502:24:2602:24:26Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
1532» Assefa, Meskerem (ETH)10725-292702:25:1702:25:17Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
1943» Legese, Meseret (ETH)10425-292502:30:3102:30:31Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
2751» Burkovska, Olena (UKR)10530-343102:34:5602:34:56Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3062» Moody, Tera (USA)CO10630-343202:39:1002:39:10Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3474» Calway, Kelly (USA)CO10925-292802:41:5302:41:53Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3885» Walkonen, Andrea (USA)NH20125-292602:43:4702:43:47Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
5992» Mojtabaeezamani, Laleh (USA)TX206520-242302:53:3602:53:36Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
62106» Spadafino, Angela (USA)TX379825-292502:53:4802:53:48Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
70113» Hamilton, Heather (USA)TX114930-343102:56:0002:56:01Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
89124» Studer, Nicole (USA)TX193830-343002:57:5602:58:00Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
93137» Van Nielen, Brittany (USA)TX271525-292802:58:0902:58:16Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
102145» Short, Kylee (USA)TX164430-343202:58:4502:58:58Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
104158» Louvi, Theoni (GRE)11025-292502:58:5102:58:51Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
105161» Suing, Shannon (USA)NE289235-393502:58:5402:59:06Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
110171» Bennett, Laura (USA)TX13445-494502:59:1502:59:15Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
112186» Caron, Anngela (USA)TX13230-343102:59:2302:59:23Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
124193» Longoria, Monica (USA)TX267920-242302:59:5403:00:55Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
126202» Paddon-Jones, Alexandra (USA)TX260935-393802:59:5703:00:07Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
136217» Nichols, Cara (USA)KY404730-343003:00:3903:01:03Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
144223» Cook, Vicky (USA)TX130635-393503:01:5003:01:59Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
146234» Schmidt-Mongrain, Sharon (USA)PA286935-393703:01:5803:02:09Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
152248» Kostka, Kristen (USA)IL337730-343003:03:0403:03:12Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
156254» Gaebel, Kendra (USA)TX389020-242303:03:3603:03:43Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
182269» Jones, Virginia (USA)TX13130-343203:06:2503:06:25Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
189271» Dunn, Alyson (USA)TX352740-444003:07:0803:07:11Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
211289» Von Weihe, Emily (USA)TX156125-292603:08:4703:09:09Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
212295» Avery, Lisa (CAN)ON21035-393603:08:5103:08:51Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
2163010» Lee, Liz (USA)TX413125-292903:09:1703:10:32Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
226312» Currie, Sandra (USA)CO375240-444403:09:4803:10:37Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
228322» Redden, Kimberly (CAN)ON377245-494603:09:5603:10:40Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
2503310» Acopa, Patricia (USA)TX418930-343403:11:0303:11:39Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
255343» Illich, Gail (USA)TX377140-444103:11:3603:11:42Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
2723511» Watanabe, Shizuko (USA)TX335130-343403:13:0003:13:33Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
2783612» Richardson, Nicole (USA)TX300230-343203:13:1503:13:44Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
297375» Pastula, Adrienne (USA)MI164120-242403:14:2503:14:40Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
305384» Carder, Carla (USA)CO200440-444003:14:4003:14:48Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
307396» Landry, Hilary (USA)LA418535-393603:14:4203:15:55Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3164013» Dean, Kerri (USA)TX1096130-343403:15:1903:18:02Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3204114» Potter, Marie (USA)TX216530-343103:15:3903:16:28Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3244211» Yanta, Jessica (USA)TX166625-292703:15:4903:16:52Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
344435» Zivanovic, Susi (USA)TX673140-444403:16:5403:22:55Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3494415» Selby, Melissa (AUS)398230-343103:17:1403:17:35Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
350451» Thom, Judie (CAN)ON405150-545003:17:1503:18:13Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3534616» Efting, Holly (USA)TX413530-343003:17:2703:18:49Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
354477» Phillips, Allison (USA)MO378435-393503:17:3303:18:00Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
357483» Metcalf, Kellie (USA)TX246645-494603:17:3603:18:33Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
3624917» Mcbee, Erika (USA)TX254830-343403:17:4903:17:54Add Runner To 'My Favourites'
365506» Lewis, Lauren (USA)TX401120-242403:18:0203:19:04