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Paul Cummings Wins the Houston Marathon

January 20, 1986

Paul Cummings of Ogden, Utah, broke away from Canadian David Edge in the final mile to win the Houston Marathon by eight seconds.

Cummings finished in 2:11:31 to win the 14th annual race. Edge, from Burlington, Ontario, finished in 2.11:39.

Veronique Marot of Leeds, England, won the women's division in 2:31:33, followed by Francie Larrieu Smith of Buda, Tex., who finished her first marathon ever in 2:33:36.

Cummings and Marot each received $25,000 and a $150,000 life insurance policy for winning the $150,000 event.

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