Mary Wacera

Mary Wacera

January 04, 2018

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).
October 27, 2017

November 5: Course Record Holders And Defending Champs Buze Diriba And Tyler Pennel Return For The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

The men's field is lead by World steeple 5th placer Stanley Kebenei and Boilermaker 15K champ Silas Kipruto while Diriba will face World Half bronze medalist Mary Wacera in the women's race.
October 20, 2017

November 5: Course Record Holders Buze Diriba and Tyler Pennel Return for the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

The men's field is lead by World steeple 5th placer Stanley Kebenei and Boilermaker champ Silas Kipruto while Diriba will face World Half bronze medalist Mary Wacera in the women's race.
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

2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Women's Preview: World Half Bronze Medallist Mary Wacera takes on Fellow Sub-67:00 Woman Mamitu Daska

Two-time World Half Champs medallist Mary Wacera headlines the field, which also includes Kellyn TaylorAliphine TuliamukSara Hall and Jordan Hasay.
October 10, 2016

RRW: Daniel Salel And Mary Wacera Come Through As The Pre-Race Favorites To Win Rain-Soaked BAA Half-Marathon

Salel won in 1:03:13 and Wacera 1:10:19 as both had some interesting post-race quotes with Salel saying he loves Boston so much he should look for an apartment there and Wacera talking about latching on to a sub-elite male runner to help her with the pace.
October 04, 2016

Defending Champions Daniel Salel And Mary Wacera Lead Strong Field For Sunday's BAA Half-Marathon

Salel will face Silas Kipruto (59:39) and Daniel Chebii (59:49) while the women's race has Diane Nukuri (69:12).
June 21, 2016

June 26th: Olympic Marathoners Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg to run B.A.A. 10K

They'll face a deep field which includes Atsede Baysa, Mary Wacera, Edna Kiplagat and Kim Smith. On the men's side, Geoffrey Mutai will face Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman and Daniel Salel.
April 27, 2016

May 14: World Medalists Edna Kiplagat, Mary Wacera And Cynthia Limo Lead Women's Field For The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

Laura Thweatt is the top American while the men's field is lead by NYC Half runner-up Wilson Chebet, NZ's Zane Robertson with Scott Bauhs leading the US charge.
March 24, 2016

2016 World Half Marathon Championships Preview: Kenyan Rivals Mary Wacera & Cynthia Limo Square Off For the World Title And Lead Super Strong Kenyan Squad

Kenya put up a historic 1-5 sweep two years ago. Can they do it again in Cardiff? Which Kenyan stud will be the winner? Can the US snag the bronze led by Olympic Trials top 6 placers, Kellyn Taylor and Janet Bawcom?
January 20, 2016

Why Ryan Hall Is The Best (Natural-Born) U.S. Marathoner Ever, Sammy Wanjiru's Wife Is Amazingly Good, U.S. 1,500 Medal Chances Take A Hit And The Returns Of Ajee Wilson And Laura Roesler

What a week. In the WTW, we give Ryan Hall some more praise, introduce you to Sammy Wanjiru's wife, who just ran one of the greatest races ever on US soil, tell you why Jenny Simpson's and Matthew Centrowitz's gold medal dreams just took a hit, and break down the fast and slow half marathons for Puskedra and Estrada.
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.
October 11, 2015

Daniel Salel, Mary Wacera Win BAA Half Marathon Crowns and 2015 BAA Distance Medley Crowns

$30,000 for both of them for a little over an hour's work.
June 22, 2015

RRW: Kenyans Daniel Salel (28:09) And Mary Wacera (32:07) Win Rain-Soaked B.A.A. 10K

Stephen Sambu was 2nd 12-seconds back as Leonard Korir took 3rd and Geoffrey Mutai was back in 7th (28:53). Wacera won over Edna Kiplagat by 8-seconds. *Results

May 06, 2015

Stephen Sambu Will Try To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Lelisa Desisa, Geoffrey Mutai And Ben True At The 2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K On Saturday, May 30

Leonard Korir and Abdi Abdirahman are also in the field. The women are led by Joyce Chepkirui who faces Mamitu Daska, Mary Wacera, Gladys Cherono and Gemma Steel.

April 13, 2015

Stephen Sambu And Mary Wacera Win Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

Sambu finished 8-seconds ahead of runner-up Jacob Riley and other top Americans included Girma Mecheso (5th), Jared Ward (10th) and Luke Puskedra (12th). For the women, Wacera was given the same time as runner-up Cynthia Limo while Wichita State alum Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton was a distant 3rd. Serena Burla was the top American in 6th while Megan Goethals and Juliet Bottorff were 8th and 9th. Jen Rhines was the top master in 16th.
*MB: Cherry Blossom 15K The course was short as it had to be changed at the last minute due to a car accident.

October 03, 2014

RRW: 2013 Boston Marathon Champ Lelisa Desisa And Molly Huddle Headline B.A.A. Half-Marathon Elite Fields Set For Next Sunday

On the men's side Desisa will be up against Stephen Sambu, Leonard Korir and last year's runner-up Daniel Salel. Huddle faces BAA 10K champ Mamitu Daska, Betsy Saina, Linet Masai and 1:07:44 runner Mary Wacera.