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Houston Marathon 2011

January 30, 2011 by USA Post 

Houston Marathon 2011, Houston Marathon 2011 live coverage and winners – The highly anticipated 2011 Houston Marathon arrived this morning and the USA Running Circuit (USARC) begins Saturday with the stroke of half-marathon Championships 2011 presented by Aramco Services Company.
Thousands of riders across the country, says met in Houston on Sunday moring for the 39th annual Chevron Houston Marathon 2011.

Apparently, Ryan Hall, the American record holder for the 13.1 miles with a 59:43 he gave in Houston in 2007, is out-kicked down the stretch to finish three seconds slower than the years Moroccan-born Mo Trafeh 1:02:17, but he was beaming afterwards.

The list roaster Houston Marathon 2011 will be Jorge Torres (Boulder, Colo.), an Olympian in 2008 to 10,000 meters, Patrick Smyth (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.), the 2010 half-marathon runner-up, 2004 Olympic Games Dan Browne (Chula Vista, Calif.), Jason Lehmkuhl (Minneapolis, Minn.), 2008 Half-Marathon runner-up, and Sergio Reyes (Los Osos, Calif.) 2010 USA Marathon Champion.

On the other hand, the women’s race will face 2009 champion Boulet in a deep field that includes 2010 USA Running Circuit champion Katie McGregor (Saint Louis Park, Minn.), three-time Olympian Jen Rhines (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.), 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon champion Colleen De Reuck (Boulder, Colo.), 2010 runner-up Serena Burla (Ellisville, MO), and Zoila Gomez (Alamosa, Colo.) and Tera Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.), finishing fourth and fifth women in 2008 Olympic Trials marathon.

By history, three times Olympian Jen Rhines won the women’s circuit, finishing, in a personal best 1:11.14. Serena Burla finished second (1:11.38) for the second consecutive year and Nan Kennard finished third (1:12.03). A field of 63 men and 41 women began the race on Saturday under cloudy skies and a temperature of 60 degrees. Hall set the record on a different course in 2007. Mostly flat road Saturday included a few turns that slowed the riders.

On Sunday morning, thousands of runners from across the country will gather in Houston for the 39th annual Chevron Houston Marathon.

Cindy Sosa Springs, a member of the European Pace Setters Lufkin (LAPS) is one of many local runners who plan to participate in the marathon. Sosa Springs started running a little over a year at the age of 43 years.

“I started running because I wanted to do more in shape and lose weight,” said Sosa Springs. “I’ve never been a runner in school or anything. I started with only a mile, very slowly, and then I left. ”

Running, she said, helped her both physically and emotionally, giving him time to gather her thoughts and combat stress at the day’s events.

“When you are there running, it’s just you. You’re just there on a race with your thoughts and nothing else. I am a better mom and I’m better at my job because I feel better, “said Sosa Springs. “It’s pretty simple – it is the feeling of accomplishment I get” someone like me “just ran this race.”

Although Sosa Springs has several races of 5 km and approximately five half-marathons, it will be her first time to run a full marathon of 26.2 miles. Since it was her first marathon, she does not have an objective time, hoping that at the end.

Even if she did most of her training by itself, Sosa Springs obtained valuable information through LAPS. She joined the group when she decided to start running. Through this program, she made many friends and received lots of information on lifestyle running.

“I did a lot of close relations across LAPS,” said Sosa Springs. “It’s just a good environment, and you meet other runners.”

LAPS began in 2009 when Mike Burton has begun to send a contact list via his Yahoo account. Two years later, the organization has grown from four to nearly 100 members.

LAPSE is “an organization founded for the sole purpose of providing riders local information, support and networking opportunities. Emphasis is placed on runners of all levels, “according to the group’s web page.

Although she said her only goal is to finish, Sosa Springs said she gets great satisfaction when she crosses the finish line after a race.

Sosa Springs said her coach training, founder LAPS Burton has been a great encouragement for her, with her two children, aged 14, Jayden and 11 years, Stone.

Glen Arnold, 39, Armando Bocanegra, 44; Caddenhead Jerry, 42, Kevin Cook, 43, Stephanie Cook, 42, Jennifer Farmer, 39; Kreid Mark, 50; Billy Lumpkin Jr., 39; Raghuveer Reddy, 61, and: Lufkin Katherine Russell, 20.

Mauricio Duran, 26; Hector Meza Sr., 44; Quarles Wiley, 36, and Cindy Sosa Springs, 44: Diboll.

Huntington: Jannah Nerren, 43.

Terri Liles, 44: Pollok.

Half Marathon

Kasey Clifton, 35, Shannon Davis, 41, Jennifer Dean, 32, Debbie Duren, 57, Dan Fuentes, 47; Cristina Graves, 35; Del Graves, 35; Monica Hailey, 36; Stephanie Huber, 43; Kartye Heather: Lufkin Daryl Latham, 43, 31, Tracy Moss, 35; David Neumann, 31; Slaga Kelli, 38; Joyce Taylor-Grimes, 52, and Joel Torres, 43.

Tracy Nichols, 34: Diboll.

James Flournoy, 40, and Robin Flournoy, 40: Huntington.

Chevron Houston Marathon will begin at 6:45 am Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. To track individual runners, visit the marathon chevronhoustonmarathon.com / Marathon /.

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