2011 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon

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Rain and unusually high temperatures didn't keep the nearly 22,000 runners from participating in Houston's largest sporting event, the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. A new course record was set by Ethiopian Bekana Daba, who finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours and 7.04 minutes. The race also brought out a few familiar faces, from Houston Mayor Annise Parker to basketball legend and Rockets announcer Clyde Drexler. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES