Houston Half Marathon

Houston Half Marathon

January 14, 2024

Weini Kelati (66:25) Breaks American Record at 2024 Houston Half; Galen Rupp 14th in 62:37

It's the third straight year the women's AR has gone down in Houston. Ethiopians Jemal Yimer (60:42) and Sutume Kebede (64:37) won the overall titles.
January 11, 2024

2024 Houston Half Marathon Preview: Galen Rupp Tunes Up & Weini Kelati Debuts

How will Rupp and Sara Hall look with the Olympic Trials just 3 weeks away? Boston/NYC Marathon champ Hellen Obiri leads the women's field where Weini Kelati will make her debut. Coach Stephen Haas is pumped as he thinks Kelati will eventually be "world-class" in the marathon.
January 15, 2023

Emily Sisson Breaks the American Record Plus 5 Thoughts on the 2023 Houston Half Marathon

Sisson ran 66:52 to take 18 seconds off her own record but finished 2nd to Ethiopia's Hiwot GebremaryamTirunesh Dibaba was never a factor in her return and was 16th in 71:35. In the full marathon, Hitomi Niiya (2:19:24) nearly broke the Japanese record.
January 12, 2023

2023 Houston: Emily Sisson Is Aiming for an AR, Conner Mantz Is Focused on Racing, What Can Tirunesh Dibaba Do & Might an American Run 2:07?

Sisson is trying to become the first American woman ever under 67:00 while Dibaba returns to racing for the first time in 4+ years. 60:02 American Teshome Mekonen is lining up in the full marathon.
January 12, 2023

Jenny Simpson Puts Her Most Challenging Year Behind Her as She Turns to the Roads in 2023

In 2022, Simpson parted ways with sponsor New Balance, rehabbed a serious injury, and had to rebuild her home after a devastating fire. On Sunday, she makes her half marathon debut in Houston.
January 03, 2023

Emily Sisson, Conner Mantz, Jenny Simpson, Tirunesh Dibaba Headline 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Simpson will make her half marathon debut while Dibaba is running her first race since 2018
January 19, 2020

Comeback Queen Hitomi Niiya Breaks Japanese Record (66:38), Jemal Yimer Wins (59:25), Big American Depth at Houston Half Marathon

Hitomi Niiya's comeback story is pretty cool and Jemal Yimer believe it or not crossed the line first for the first time ever on a day that saw 14 American men go sub 1:02 and 7 women go sub 1:10 as Jared Ward was 1st American and Sara Hall beat Molly Huddle.
January 16, 2019

2019 Houston Half/Full Marathon Preview: Hot Fields, Cold Temps, The American Debut for Sally Kipyego and the Return of Kara Goucher

Houston is always one of the highlights of the winter for US fans and this year's races could be extra special as Olympic silver medallist Sally Kipyego races for the 1st time since declaring she'll represent the US moving forward and Kara Goucher races a marathon for the 1st time as a 40-year old. The problem is the weather forecast doesn't look good but what does look good is the international fields in both the men's and women's halves as they are loaded with talent.
January 14, 2018

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.
January 14, 2018

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.
January 11, 2018

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."
January 04, 2018

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.
January 12, 2017

2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Men's Preview: Leonard Korir Takes on Olympic Silver Medallist Feyisa Lilesa & 59:48 Man Yigrem Demelash

In our preview, we focus much of our attention on American hopefuls Scott Fauble and Luke Puskedra, both of whom took fourth at the Olympic Trials last year.
January 12, 2017

The Rise of Scott Fauble

A year ago, he was a 14:00/28:43 no-name. Now he's a 28:00 4th-placer at the Olympic Trials.
January 17, 2016

Houston Marathon And Half-Marathon Results: Luke Puskedra Runs 61:29 (4th) As Lelisa Desisa Wins In 60:37

Mary Wacera was the women's winner in 66:29 as Sara Hall was the top American in 70:07 for 5th. Ethiopians Gebo Burka (2:10:54) and Biruktayit Degefa (2:26:07) were the winners in the full.
January 18, 2015

Race Results Weekly Recap of 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston

Race Results Weekly recap of the 2015 USATF Half-Marathon Championships.

January 18, 2015

Diego Estrada (60:51) and Kim Conley (69:44) Make Impressive Debuts to Win 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston

Estrada broke away just after 5 kilometers and pulled away to win his debut half by 51 seconds over fellow debutant Jared Ward. Estrada's time was the fastest by an American since Galen Rupp in 2011. Conley won her first serious half marathon (she ran one as a workout in October) by breaking away at the 10-mile mark to prevail by 32 seconds over Brianne Nelson