Houston Marathon & Half Marathon

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

January 19, 2014
Houston, TX

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

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LRC 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.

Elpasotimes:


Ian Burrell
in 2:13:26 and Heather Tanner in 2:42:19 were the top Americans.

LRC Meb Keflezighi And Serena Burla Win 2014 USA Half Marathon Titles

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.

RunnerSpace.com:

Suver tore it up in the US Road Racing circuit in the fall and will to continue on that success.

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This will be her second half-marathon after a low-key debut in 1:14 and she says if this goes well she would even think about doing the World Half-Marathon Championships.

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After focusing on the roads since college he plans on stepping down to the track this spring to get his PRs down.

USATF:

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, Becky Wade and Lisa Uhl.

*USATF.tv will stream the race for FREE staring at 7:50AM ET on Sunday.

LRC 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).

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