The 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon experience

HOUSTON – The 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon is in the history books as runners made their way through downtown and the uptown area.

About 17,000 long distance runners ran Sunday morning, including KPRC2 reporter Cathy Hernandez, who finished the crossing line with a smile.

For the last seven years, someone from Ethiopia has won the men's competition in the Houston Marathon, but this year it was Dominic Ondoro, from Kenya.

It was an overcast day and the humidity was hard on many runners.

Shelley Armstrong, from Louisiana, said she ran 13.1 miles.

“It was hot. It was humid. It was rough. This is the roughest year I’ve ever run Houston,” Armstrong said.

Despite the weather, it didn’t seem to affect Ondoro and Ethiopia’s Meskerem Assefa, who won the women’s competition.