Houston Marathon Results
January 31, 2011 by staff
Houston Marathon Results, Bekana Daba and Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia were the winners of the 2011 Houston marathon.on Sunday morning (the same day as the marathon Miami) 15,942 runners tied their shoelaces and headed toward the starting line to run a 30k race. Runners from around the world, before the weather as they ran through the long term. By the second hour, the riders came around the last leg of the race.
Nick Archiniago Arizona and Bekana Daba of Ethiopia were neck and neck until Daba taken the lead and crossed the finish line. Bekana Daba finished in 2:07:04 while Mamitu Daska finished in 2:26:33. Daba, 22 years, the time was a record of state and Daska was the fastest woman in the third all-time at the event.
“I could have run faster with better competition and less rain, but I’m happy,” said Daba, who took home 35,000.
Arciniaga, 27, of Arizona was nominated in a record 18 seconds of 2:11:30 staff. Landis, Stephanie Rothstein, 27, finished third in 2:29:35 for women. David Cheruiyot, 40, of Kenya won the marathon in 2:24:07 Masters, while Sheila Casey, 41, of New Jersey won the women 40 and over, 2:51:44. Trafeh, 25, passed Ryan Hall, the American record holder in half in the last mile and won in 1:02:17. Hall was second in 1:02:20 ET Patrick Smythe of Mammoth, Calif., was third in 1:02:32.
In the women’s division, Jen Rhines, 36, won the race in 1:11:14. Rhines, three-time Olympian, stood out a victory in the Marathon ‘n’ Roll Rock Las Vegas half at the beginning of December.
Serena Burla, 28, was second in 1:11:38 ET Nan Kennard, 29, was third in 1:12:03. The race offered a glimpse of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, to be held next January in Houston. The section of the course will be part of the test route contains several turns, including some half-turns and 90 degree turns.
Trafeh told reporters after the race that the course will not be easy, and will likely result in much slower marathon times. The U.S. half-marathon took place one day before the Houston Marathon Chevron.
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