Hall of Fame runner Bill Rodgers talks the magic of the marathon.
The 42nd Houston Marathon takes place bright and early this Sunday, but if you're not running (and don't want to get up that early to spectate) you can still take advantage of one of the best aspects of the marathon -- the Marathon Expo at the George R. Brown. Also known as the Memorial Hermann IRON ... More >>
A lot has changed since the final person loped across the finish line for the Houston Marathon last year. Namely, a couple of bastards decided to bomb the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring scores of people. The bombing also altered how marathons across the country are now handled, and the ... More >>
The executive director of a non-profit that works to help low-income and immigrant communities will attempt to run 24 hours straight on October 12 in order to raise $100,000 for the organization. According to its website, LINC Houston "is a network of local churches that have joined together in a c ... More >>
The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>
The folks at the Houston Marathon Committee are always looking for ways to improve the annual event, both for the full and half marathons. One surefire way to do that is to change the course. Frankly, I've never fully comprehended how a person could run that far. I have friends who have done it and ... More >>
"I had a friend who went to jail for something he didn't do...he didn't run fast enough." -- Damon Wayans There's nothing quite like the feeling of crossing the finish line after miles and miles of running. The satisfaction, the joy, the sheer exhaustion is an incredible moment for a runner. All th ... More >>
As I wrote about yesterday, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz kind of re-calibrated the acceptability scale for the f-word on Saturday when he dropped it in the middle of his brief speech welcoming Bostonians back to baseball in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Hell, even the FCC wasn't go ... More >>
This is how rumors get started. Take a Facebook page or Indigogo campaign started days or even weeks ago, change the name of it and what it is about on the day of the attack on the Boston Marathon and let the conspiracy theories fly. In at least two cases thus far -- one really odd and one fairly st ... More >>
As is tradition on the third Monday every April, thousands of Bostonians and Boston visitors took the day off to celebrate Patriot's Day. On paper, Patriot's Day serves as a tribute to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first two battles of the Revolutionary War, but above and beyond that t ... More >>
After two bombs exploded at today's Boston Marathon -- with a third reportedly detonating at JFK Library minutes ago -- Houston's local media scene has attempted to gather the facts of the fast-breaking story. However, instead of doing the tradition leg-work that, you know, delineates the media's re ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of the Texas Olympians competing in the 2012 Summer Games. ERMAHGERD, are you squee-ing with as much excitement for the Summer Olympic Games as I am? Seriously. I am counting down the minutes until I can leave work and check out the Danny Boyle-directed Opening Ceremonies th ... More >>
Running in Houston and at Forward Operating Base Ghanzi in AfghanistanCraig Childs of Katy is running in the half-marathon that's part of the Chevron Houston Marathon. He'll be running with his wife. Even though Lt. Laura Childs will be in Afghanistan that day. As they did in 2007, marathon ... More >>
Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon: No guns allowedAngry runners shut out of this year's first ever Chevron Houston Marathon lottery still have a chance to go the distance this winter thanks to the revival of a marathon on Galveston Island. The island hasn't had a full marathon since the mid-1990s, ac ... More >>
Its a human stampede - for a good cause
Photos by Jason McElweenie / Click here for a slideshowRunners in the marathon, some of whom dressed like Disney characters.Every January for the last several years I have stood on a curb along Allen Parkway, cheering for my friends in the early hours of a Sunday as they competed in the Chevr ... More >>
The hysteria hit at a minute past midnight. Thousands of avid runners had stayed up well past their bedtimes Thursday night and into Friday morning to catch the start of registration for January's Houston Marathon, which had been aggressively advertised as 12:01 a.m. sharp. That's exactly when the ... More >>
Get up all you baby couch potatoes, it's Fun Run time
Runners from around the world will challenge the races course records
The guys over at BlogHouston, who must enter more marathons than we do, have found an interesting twist: Scalpers trying to sell places in the Chevron Houston Marathon. Marathon organizers cap the number of entries, but this year they allowed runners to transfer their slots to another runner if for ... More >>
Stars of Track and Field perform Saturday, May 12, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846. Joseph Arthur also performs.
Diet season is here -- which one will you choose?
Pole-vaulting classes at Rice U will lift your spirits
The women of the Houston Energy light up the field
Beg for Mercy (Interscope)
Both women and men duke it out at a world-class fight card
Rodrigo Montano passed himself off as a Rice University student. Is he deluded or just the worst con artist in town?
A marathon through the downtown tunnel, a rowing venue in a flooded Katy Freeway, the javelina throw -- how splendid, how Houston!
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