Wieczorek to run Houston marathon

Published in The Chronicle Herald

Reigning two-time Blue Nose Marathon champion Greg Wieczorek of Halifax heads a small group of Nova Scotians set to run the 40th Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday.

Wieczorek will be one of 24,000 runners in the full and half marathon.

Former Blue Nose women’s champion Leah Jabbour is also in the race.

Stacy Juckett Chesnutt, Dave Nevitt and Maura Wieczorek, Greg’s wife, will be at the start line as well.

Greg Wieczorek broke the Blue Nose record with a 2:28:52 last May. He ran a personal-best 2:26:33 in Chicago in October to earn top Canadian in the event.

Houston is considered a flat, fast course that counts as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Ethiopia’s Gelana Teshome set the course record last year in 2:07:37.