2013-01-12 10:40:52 - Live streaming from Houston, Texas for the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon, watch online stream with race schedule, route plan and timings.
The Houston Marathon is an annual marathon held every January in Houston, Texas. With thousands of runners and spectators, it is the largest single day sporting event in the city.
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The first marathon, run on December 30, 1972, featured 113 runners and a crowd of approximately 200 people. Today, as many as 15,000 take part in front of a far larger crowd of 200,000. The 1979 edition of the competition hosted the national marathon championship race for men and women. Houston was selected for the women's Olympic Trials in 1992 and held the USATF women's marathon championship in 1998. The half marathon course hosted
the USATF Men's Half Marathon Championship from 2005 to 2008, and also hosted the women's event in 2007 and 2008.
Along with the Dallas White Rock Marathon and the Austin Marathon, the Houston Marathon forms the middle leg of the Marathons of Texas, a series of winter marathons held approximately one month apart from each other from December through February in Texas.
The fast and flat course starts in the downtown area at Minute Maid Park and takes runners past scenic Houston areas and communities—including Houston Heights and Neartown, past Hermann Park and Rice University, over to Uptown, and then through Memorial Park and Allen Parkway, finishing at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. The course is USATF certified and is popular with runners seeking to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The race time limit is 6 hours and a limit of 22,000 entries is enforced, divided evenly between the full and half marathons.