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Now’s The Time To Train For A Texas Winter Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 24, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 24, 2011 at 10:14 AM UTC
If you live in Texas, now's the time to start training for a winter marathon. Photo: Chron.com

The Houston Chronicle lists ten Lone Star marathons to consider this winter.

If you live in Texas, now's the time to start training for a winter marathon. Photo: Chron.com

For some, setting out from the start line for a 26.2 miles of running is complete madness; for others, it’s an enjoyable challenge. Regardless of either opinion, marathons are getting more and more popular. According to a recent study by Running USA, there were over half a million U.S. marathon finishers in 2010–nearly a 9 percent increase since 2009.

According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, despite of the current Texas heat wave, now is the time to get started with your marathon training in the Lone Star State. The article goes on to suggest 10 Texas marathons that are taking part in the winter.

At the top of the list is the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon. Since the race’s inception four years ago, the marathon has really taken off in popularity. In 2007, only 1110 runners took part in the race compared to more than 27,000 last year.

Next, is the Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Marathon, which, at 40 years, is Texas’ oldest marathon.

And of course, not to be overlooked, is the Chevron Houston Marathon in January.

For More: The Houston Chronicle.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com 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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