Photos: Chevron Houston Marathon

Photos: Chevron Houston Marathon

Credit: Christine Di Stadio / KHOU.com

More than 28,000 runners took to the streets of Houston on Sunday as a part of the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and El Paso Corporation 5K. Ethiopian runners turned Houston into their own personal showcases, sweeping the full and half marathons in record times. Tariku Jufar won the men’s full marathon in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 51 seconds, eclipsing the previous best time of 2:07.04 set last year by Ethiopia’s Bekana Daba. Alemitu Abera won the women’s race in 2:23.14. The previous record was 2:23.53, set by Ethiopia’s Teyba Erkesso in 2010.

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by Christine Di Stadio / KHOU.com

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Posted on January 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 9:58 PM

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