Jake Robertson, the new Aramco Half Marathon champion, didn't know for sure he would be running in Houston until a week ago, when race organizers finally confirmed they had a spot for him. He had made a late December decision to get into the field here. "I was a little bit overdone - I was still in hard training," Robertson said. "I paid out of my own pocket to (fly) business class so I could sleep a bit. It was worth it." He earned $20,000 for his win so at least that expense was covered.
Familiar faces, familiar results. The near-freezing temperatures applied the brakes to all the runners Sunday morning, but the anticipated hierarchy largely held up in the Chevron Houston Marathon, with previous champions from Ethiopia prevailing, the now three-time winner Bazu Worku among the men and Biruktayit Degefa among the women. Nor did the cold thwart Molly Huddle, who came to Houston targeting a significant record in the Aramco Half Marathon and left with same.
Revana wine portfolio tasting and dinner: Beckrew Wine House, 2409 W. Alabama. 6-9 p.m. Thursday. $35 for tasting, $120 for dinner, both plus tax and gratuity. 713-526-2242. Vast Varietal Tasting: Vine Wine Room, 12420 Memorial. 3 p.m. Saturday. $69 plus tax and gratuity. ($59 for Wine Club members). 713-463-8463. Basque cider and wine dinner: Uchi, 904 Westheimer. 6:30 p.m. Monday. $145 plus tax and gratuity. 713-492-4564. Ken Wright Cellars wine dinner with Ken Wright: Backstreet Cafe, 1103 Shepherd.
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Selecting a term
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