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Worku_BazuFH-Houston18.JPGBazu Worku wins 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Degefa_BiruktayitFL1a-Houston18.JPGBurukatayit Degafa, winner of 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

The 46th year of the Chevron Houston Marathon and the 16th year of the Aramco Houston Marathon are now in the books. Here's how the race played out for the nearly 40,000 in the 5k, half marathon and marathon.

Mare Dibaba 1.jpegMare Dibaba, 2015 World Champ, 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist, will battle the field at 2018 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, photo courtesy of Dubai Marathon
Mergia.jpegAsefelsch Mergia, three time winner of Standard Chartered Dubai marathon, photo courtesy of Dubai marathon
Well, the 2018 Standard Chartered Dubai marathon just upped their race, with the addition of three time Asefelch Mergia and 2015 World Champ, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Mare Dibaba for the January 26, 2018 race! Here's the release and watch for our announcement of @runblogrun's LIVE coverage of the race this year.

The Dubai Marathon will be held in Dubai, U.A.E. on January 26, 2018. The Standard Chartered Dubai International Marathon has become the first important global marathon of the New Year. With his silver medal at the recent World Championships marathon in London in August 2017, Tamirat is focused on defending his title in Dubai from last year!

Worknesh Degafa, who had run 17 times for the half marathon under 70 minutes, debuted in Dubai last year with a 2:22 win and $200k for her victory. Degafa will be back in Dubai to defend her title from 2017.

Watch for more athletes to be announced over the next couple of weeks!

2017 Dubai Marathon Champions.jpeg

Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa will be back to the defend their titles at the 2018 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 26, photo courtesy of Dubai Marathon.

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