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Run Journal - World’s top runners have won in Houston: Over the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race...

Run Journal - World’s top runners have won in Houston: Over the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race...

Over the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events has proven to be a breeding ground for the up-and-coming and resurgent distance runners on the international scene. Americans Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, along with Ethiopians Dire Tune, Deriba Merga, Teyiba Erkesso and Feyisa Lilesa have all won in Houston and gone on to win races such as the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon or the U.S. Olympic Trials. The next Houston Marathon will be held Jan. 18, 2015. "Our elite athlete committee has a great tradition of bringing in professional athletes who are ready to produce really high-quality performances," said Race Director and President of the Board Brant Kotch. "That ability has never been more evident than over the last six or seven years, when our winners have quickly gone on to win and place highly in Marathon Majors in Bo...

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