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Top two women's seeds drop out of Chevron Houston Marathon

January 12, 2018 4:47 PM
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Top two women's seeds drop out of Chevron Houston Marathon

The Chevron Houston Marathon has lost its top two women's seeds, Mamitu Daska, and Abebech Afework Bekele, both from Ethiopia, to medical and visa issues, respectively.

With them out, another Ethopian, Biruktayit Degefa, becomes the nominal favorite Sunday. Racing in Houston for the fifth consecutive year, she has won here – with a 2:26:07 in 2016 – and also posted her personal best time of 2:23:51 in 2015. Degefa was the runner-up to another countrywoman, Meskerem...

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