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Houston Double Finisher Medal 2014

Houston Double Challenge Medal (2014)

This is the medal the finishers of the Houston Double Challenge received on January 18-19, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Runners who completed the ABB 5K on Saturday and either the Houston Marathon or Houston Half Marathon on Sunday received this cool Double Medal. Congrats to RIF #48 Stephen who ran the 5K and the half marathon in Houston this weekend! Check out his half marathon and 5K medals:

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[medal photos submitted by RIF #48 Stephen Griffin – follow him on Twitter @stepheng73]

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Houston Marathon Medal 2014

Houston Marathon Medal (2014)

This is the colorful medal the finisher’s of the Houston Marathon received on January 19, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Congrats to RIF #280 Suzy who PRd the marathon!

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[Medal submitted by RIF #280 Suzy Spiceland. Follow on Twitter @bookaroo32]

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Houston Marathon Medal – 2013 – Run It Fast

Houston Marathon Medal (2013)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Aramco Houston Marathon that took place on January 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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[Medal photo submitted by RIF #89 Stewart Crouch.  Follow her on Twitter @SWCrunner]

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Chevron Houston Marathon Aramco Half Marathon 40th Anniversary

Tariku Jufar Wins 2012 Houston Marathon (Results)

Ethiopian Tariku Jufar won the 2012 Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday morning with a winning time of 2:06:51.  Jufar held off fellow countrymen Debebe Tolossa (2:07:41) and Demssew Tsega (2:11:13) who finished in third.

2012 Houston Marathon Results

  1. Tariku Jufar – 2:06:51
  2. Debebe Tolossa – 2:07:41
  3. Demssew Tsega – 2:11:13
  4. Shawn Forrest – 2:14:37
  5. Leonardo Trejo Camargo – 2:18:10
  6. Simon Bairu – 2:19:52
  7. Samuel Kosgei – 2:21:05
  8. Vasileios Pouliopoulos – 2:21:44
  9. Alemitu Abera – 2:23:14 (female)
  10. Jonnatan Morales – 2:23:16

Alemitu Abera, also of Ethiopia, was the winning female with a time of 2:23:14. She finished 9th overall.  She won the women’s race by over five minutes.

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USA Women Finish Line Photo – Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher

Meb Keflezighi & Shalane Flanagan Win 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials – Houston Marathon Results

Today the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trails were held at the Chevron Houston Marathon down in Texas.  It was a very speedy and fast day as four Americans went under 2:10:00 for the first time ever during the same marathon.

American male Meb Keflezighi won the Houston Marathon with the fastest time of 2:09:08 which is a new personal record (PR) for Meb.

Ryan Hall finished in a close 2nd place at 2:09:30.

2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Male Results

  1. Meb Keflezighi – 2:09:08
  2. Ryan Hall – 2:09:30
  3. Abdi Abdirahman – 2:09:47
  4. Dathan Ritzenhein – 2:09:55
  5. Brett Gotcher – 2:11:06

It looks like it will be Meb, Ryan, Abdi representing the USA at the Olympics with Dathan as the 1st alternative.

Shalane Flanagan was the female winner as she held off Desiree Davila to finish with a time of 2:25:38.  Flanagan moves to 6-0 in the head-to-head matchup with Davila to date.

That means Flanagan, Davila, and Goucher will represent in the Olympics with Hastings as the alternate.

2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Female Results

  1. Shalane Flanagan – 2:25:38
  2. Desiree Davila – 2:25:55
  3. Kara Goucher – 2:26:06
  4. Amy Hastings – 2:27:17
  5. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom – 2:29:45
  6. Deena Kastor – 2:30:40
  7. Clara Grandt – 2:30:46
  8. Alissa McKaig – 2:31:56
  9. Dot McMahan – 2:32:16
  10. Magdalena Lewy Boulet – 2:33:42

Congrats to all of the men and women who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics today. Way to Run It Fast!!!

[women finish line photo by Hideki Kino. Follow her on Twitter @RunKino]

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Carl Lewis Los Angeles 4 Gold Medals Olympics

Carl Lewis Half Way Commits to Walk/Running a Marathon


American track & field legend Carl Lewis claims to have never run longer than 4 miles at one time. Lewis, as quirky and eccentric now as he was during his multi-medal winning Olympic prime, is publicly stating that he plans to complete a full marathon (26.2 miles).

I say ‘complete’ because Lewis makes it clear in the interview, with Rodale’s David L’Heureux, that he only plans to complete the race. Carl even jokes he will give the city his credit card to keep the lights on for him to finish.

So look for Lewis to do walk/run/walk his way to the finish line.  Carl makes it clear this will be  the only marathon he will ever do.

Lewis has been making this claim to run a marathon for a couple of years now. He wants to do it this year because he is turning 50 years old.

Carl seems to indicate that he doesn’t even really play to train for 26.2 miles. But boasts that he will find someone near the end of the race, challenge them to the finish, and beat them.

Lewis has not stated what marathon he plans to run yet, but Bank of America Chicago Marathon Race Director Carey Pinkowski has already printed up Carl a bib number with his name on it and invited him to the ‘Windy City’ for his marathon cherry.

The last time Carl mentioned running a marathon, about a year ago, he stated he would run the Houston Marathon.

Carl fired the start pistol at the 2006 Fiora London Marathon.

He has always believed that his track & field success could be parlayed into other walks of life.  Lewis has provided us with the one of the worst National Anthem renditions (at an NBA game) and ‘First Pitch’ at a Major League Baseball game….ever!


And earlier today we learned that Carl plans to run for the New Jersey State Senate.

“When I run – as you see from my record – I run to win,” Carl boastfully told reporters at the kickoff for his political career.

His awkwardness with the media and gold medal ego to match always kept Carl from cashing in on his Olympic success as much others with his success would have.

Carl Lewis won 9 Olympic Gold Medals and 1 Bronze Medal over the course of four Olympics.  He is considered the greatest track and field star of all-time.


[hat tip to Navin Sadarangani]

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