2018 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon

January 14, 2018
Houston, TX

The Aramco Houston Half Marathon.*Race website


LRC Jake Robertson (60:01) Crushes Stacked Field Over Final 2 Miles to Win 2018 Houston Half Marathon

Kiwi Jake Robertson was dancing after this one was over as he biggest win of his career and took some huge scalps including runner-up Guye Adola. American Sam Chelanga moved to #4 on the US all-time list with a 60:37 and Haron Lagat cracked the top 10 for the US all-time at 61:01.

LRC Molly Huddle Breaks American Record at 2018 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Huddle went out blazing fast - 66:29 pace at 15k - and held on to get the AR. In the process, she beat Jordan Hasay by 73 seconds.

LRC Houston Marathon Press Conference Recap / Elite Field Highlights

The weather forecast is 36 degrees F at the start , humidity of 60 percent, winds of 5 mph and a zero percent chance of rain. The top-seeded American in the women's marathon Sara Crouch is happy about the forecast, “A day like Sunday is why fast runners come to Houston. This is the kind of weather that is absolutely perfect.”

LRC RRW: Records At Stake As Jordan Hasay And Molly Huddle Clash At Aramco Houston Half-Marathon

Deena Kastor's 67:34 American record and so too will be Huddle's perfect 11-0 head-to-head record against Hasay.

LRC Hot Weekend Preview: Hasay vs. Huddle for the American 13.1 Record in Houston, Mo Farah Begins the Post-Salazar Era in Doha and XC in Edinburgh

Get ready - 2018's first big weekend of racing is here!! From Mo Farah's first race under new coach Gary Lough in Doha to the Great Edinburgh XCountry to Clayton Murphy's NOP debut to Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay and the American record (and a loaded men's field) at the Houston Half Marathon, we preview it all. Huddle's coach Ray Treacy shares his insight with LRC and says "[Molly] is as prepared as she’s ever been for a half marathon."

LRC American Record Alert: The 2018 Houston Half Marathon Is Going to Be Incredible

Next weekend's Houston half is LOADED. There are six sub-60 men in the field but the women's field headlines with Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay - and they are far from guaranteed to win.

LRC January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).

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