HOUSTON - Kenya's David Cheruiyot won the Chevron Houston
Marathon for the third time Sunday --- finishing in 2 hours, 12
minutes, 32 seconds.
The 37-year-old Cheruiyot also won in 2005 and 2006. He joined
fellow Kenyan Stephen Nbungu (1998-2000) as the only three-time
Ethiopia's Kasime Adilo was second in 2:12:45.
In the women's event, 22-year-old Dire Tune of Ethiopia set a
record with an official time of 2:24:40. Tune broke her own mark of
2:26:52, which she set last year.
Tune also became the first repeat female winner since 2000 and
the third woman overall to win the race twice.
Worknesh Tola of Ethiopia finished second in 2:35:37.
More than 20,000 runner took part in today's races. Organizers
say its a record for 36th running.