HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2011) - On Sunday morning under the threat of inclement weather, Bekana Daba and Mamitu Daska continued the Ethiopian dominance at the Chevron Houston Marathon with victories in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds and 2:26:33 respectively. Daba's time, in his second marathon, was a personal, course and state record, while Daska became the third fastest woman all-time at the event.
Elite men's field includes four sub-2:14 marathoners to challenge Wardian - MIAMI - (January 21, 2011) - On Sunday, January 30, Michael Wardian is returning to Miami to defend his title at the 2011 ING Miami Marathon®, with plans to use the race as the kind of springboard that propelled him to seven marathon victories around the country last year.
Countrywoman Kasim headlines the women's field; prize purse exceeds $139,000; sold-out field of 11,000 - HOUSTON - (Jan. 23, 2011) - Defending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record holder Teshome Gelana returns to Houston to defend his 2010 title. Last year, Gelana's time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 37 seconds shaved 15 seconds off the previous course record set in 2009 by fellow Ethiopian Deriba Merga. A sold-out marathon field of 11,000 is expected on Sunday, January 30 for the 39th edition.
Korir, Kibii three-peat half-marathon crowns; sold-out event field of 8,500 - CARLSBAD, Calif. - (January 23, 2011) - Two first-time race champions and two defending half-marathon champions three-peated to claim victories at the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon events held Sunday morning under clear skies and temperatures that ranged from the high 50s to high 60s.
A torrid early pace put paid to a really fast time in Dubai on Friday morning, and after three consecutive victories for the most famous marathoner in the world, Haile Gebrselassie, it was the relatively unknown David Barmasai of Kenya who won today's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, in 2.07.18.