This morning, over 22,000 runners from all 50 states and over 30 different countries participated in both the marathon and half marathon distances of this year’s Chevron Houston Marathon. Competing in unseasonably warm (65° F) temperatures compounded with high humidity and intermittent showers, they wound their way through several different areas of town, including my own neighbourhood.
Winner Bekana Daba from Ethiopia set a new marathon course record by finishing in 2:07:04.
Just how fast is that??