Photos: 2016 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon

One of the top January races on the U.S. calendar, the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon took place Sunday in ideal conditions in Texas.

The highlight was Mary Wacera of Kenya, who ran the fastest half marathon ever by a woman on American soil, winning in 1:06:29. Lelisa Desisa 0f Ethiopia won the men’s half marathon in 1:00:37. Ethiopians won the marathons, as well—Gebo Burka in the men’s race (2:10:54) and Biruktayit Degefa won the women’s race (2:26:07).

In the half marathon, two Americans stood out—Luke Puskedra took fourth in the men’s race in 1:01:29, and Sara Hall was fifth with a personal-best time of 1:10:07.

Here are photos from the race, taken by


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