The Houston Half Marathon goes of on Sunday January 18th at 7:00am. Two years ago at this course the US saw Ryan Hall break the American Half Marathon Record in 59:43. This year the field are looking to be very competitive as Houston will serve as the US Half Marathon Championships. The men's race will definitely be the race of the day with Olympic competitors Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, and Brian Sell.
From the Website:
The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon offer participants a unique running experience in AmericaÂ’s fourth largest city. Fast, flat, scenic and single-loop, the course has been ranked as the "fastest winter marathon" and "second fastest marathon overall" by Ultimate Guide To Marathons. Additionally, with more than 200,000 spectators, Ultimate Guide to Marathons has ranked the Chevron Houston Marathon, the fourth most crowd-supported marathon.