2024 Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon Final Elite Start Lists Revealed

Records could be broken at this year's first big American marathon

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The Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon kicks off what should be an eventful and dramatic year in distance running. Houston is known for its flat and fast course, and often yields some of the best performances of the year on American soil.

Follow our live updates for the 2024 Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon here.

Below, we’ve assembled the final start lists for all four elite fields.

For a deep dive on everything you’ll need to know about the 2024 Houston Marathon, including how to live stream the race and key numbers to watch for, read our complete guide:

2024 Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon Final Elite Start Lists

Women’s Marathon Elite Field

BiruktayitDegefaEthiopia2:21:34
SharonCheropKenya2:22:28
NatashaWodakCanada2:23:12
RahmaTusaEthiopia2:23:30
MargaretWangariKenya2:23:52
TsegayeMelesechEthiopia2:24:47
DeborahSchoenebornGermany2:25:52
KristinaHendelGermany2:27:29
JovanaDe la Cruz CapaniPeru2:27:59
LanniMarchantCanada2:28:00
PhillipaBowdenGreat Britain2:29:16
GraceKahuraKenya2:30:14
AliaGrayUSA2:30:41
AndreaPomaranskiUSA2:31:06
NataschaMommersGermany2:31:20
BeatieDeutschIsrael2:31:36
RosieEdwardsGreat Britain2:31:56
VicotyChepngenoKenyaDEBUT
BosenaMulatieEthiopiaDEBUT

Men’s Marathon Elite Field 

DeresaGeletaEthiopia2:05:51
TsedatAyanaEthiopia2:06:16
DominicOndoroKenya2:08:00
KentaUchidaJapan2:08:12
ZouhairTalbiMorocco2:08:35
HendrikPfeifferGermany2:08:48
ElishaBarnoKenya2:09:14
StephenScullionIreland2:09:49
JamesNganduKenya2:10:17
TristanWoodfineCanada2:10:51
PatTiernanAustralia2:11:02
HugoCatrileoChile2:12:07
ShadrackKiminingKenyaDEBUT
MarceloLagueraMexicoDEBUT
Jose LuisRojasPeruDEBUT

Women’s Half Marathon Elite Field

HellenObiriKenya1:04:22
LonahSalpeterIsrael1:06:09
MestawutFikirEthiopia1:06:44
BuzeDiribaEthiopia1:06:50
SaraHallUSA1:07:15
EdnaKiplagatKenya1:07:40
StephanieTwellGreat Britain1:08:55
CalliThackeryGreat Britain1:08:56
MaggieMontoyaUSA1:09:26
NellRojasUSA1:09:42
RoseHarveyGreat Britain1:10:02
ErikaKempUSA1:10:14
RabeaSchoenebornGermany1:10:35
JacquelineGaughanUSA1:11:23
MercyChelangatKenya1:11:37
AngieOrjuelaColombia1:12:07
AnnmarieTuxburyUSA1:12:09
MaorTiyouriIsrael1:12:27
TristinVan OrdUSA1:12:31
DotMcMahanUSA1:12:57
WeiniKelatiUSADEBUT
MahletMulugetaEthiopiaDEBUT
MakennaMylerUSADEBUT
BreannaSierackiUSADEBUT
MarybethChelangaUSADEBUT
ElizabethHeffernanUSADEBUT

Men’s Half-Marathon Elite Field

AbelKipchumbaKenya58:07:00
JemalYimerEthiopia58:33:00
MathewKimeliKenya58:43:00
MilkesaMengeshaEthiopia58:58:00
GeoffreyKiruiKenya59:38:00
GalenRuppUSA59:47:00
RoryLinkletterCanada1:01:08
JoseSantana MarinMexico1:01:11
TylerPennelUSA1:01:44
AaronBienenfeldGermany1:01:49
AthanasKiokoKenya1:02:00
ParkerStinsonUSA1:02:11
JulioPonceMexico1:02:16
YemaneHaileselassieXXXX1:02:17
FilmonAndeXXXX1:02:22
JoelReichowUSA1:02:30
AndrewColleyUSA1:02:34
KevinLewisUSA1:02:48
JosephTrojanUSA1:02:50
JoshIzewskiUSA1:03:17
MitchellKlinglerUSA1:07:19
MohAhmedCanadaDEBUT
AlexMasaiKenyaDEBUT
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