Photos from the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

 

Chevron Houston Marathon women’s winner Biruktayit Degefa crossing the finish line. Photo by PhotoRun.
Chevron Houston Marathon women’s winner Biruktayit Degefa. Photo by PhotoRun.
Chevron Houston Marathon men’s winner Bazu Worku crossing the finish line. Photo by PhotoRun.
Chevron Houston Marathon men’s winner Bazu Worku. Photo by PhotoRun.
Aramco Houston Half Marathon women’s winner Ruti Aga. Photo by PhotoRun.
Aramco Houston Half Marathon women’s winner Ruti Aga crossing the finish line. Photo by PhotoRun.
Jordan Hasay and Molly Huddle present their bibs before the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Photo by PhotoRun.
Molly Huddle during the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on January 14, 2018, during which she set a new American women half marathon record. Photo by PhotoRun.
Molly Huddle crossing the finish line at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, setting a new record for American women in the process. Photo by PhotoRun.
Molly Huddle standing behind the new American women half marathon record that she set at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Photo by PhotoRun.
Aramco Houston Half Marathon men’s winner Jake Robertson. Photo by PhotoRun.
Aramco Houston Half Marathon men’s winner Jake Robertson. Photo by PhotoRun.

The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon introduced an exciting start to 2018 when they were held this past weekend, on January 14. Both races have a 13-year history of selling out well before race day–and with the weather settling in at sub-freezing temperatures before the races began, we can understand why so many of this year’s competitors ran so quickly! For the marathon, Bazu Worku of Ethiopia won the men’s race for the third year in a row, while Biruktayit Degefa of Ethiopia won the women’s race to capture her second Houston title. As Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was winning the women’s half marathon with a time of 1:06:39, Molly Huddle was setting a new American record for the distance, beating Deena Kastor’s nearly 12-year record of 1:07:34 by nine seconds. New Zealander Jake Robertson won the men’s half marathon race in 1:00:01.

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