Masters Champ Looking For Another Win In Houston

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 28, 2011
  • Updated Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM UTC

Heidy Lozano is the favorite in the Masters division at this weekend's Chevron Houston Marathon. Photo:

Her love of the sport gets her out the door.

Many speedy runners train with others, but not Masters ace Heidy Lozano. She trains alone.

“I run because I love it,” she says. “It’s such a simple pleasure, such a liberating sport.”

Lozano, 47, is from Houston and has high hopes for her performance at the Chevron Houston Marathon this weekend. She was the female Masters champion at the 2007 Boston Marathon and has been enjoying a series of victories in the lead-up to this weekend’s race. She won the Masters category in the three official Houston Marathon build-up races (half marathon, 25K, and 30K). She was also the first female Masters finisher at last year’s Chevron Houston Marathon and is hoping for a repeat win this year.

She attributes a lot of her success to her consistency.

“No matter what was weighing on my mind when I went out the door,” she says, “it never seems so bad after I’ve run. I always see everything more clearly when I run.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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