Meet the Runners in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon

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When Jarrett first discovered cross country, he was without a coach at his tiny high school. (KTRK)

The journey to the finish line requires inspiration and determination, and these runners have come a long way to see this day.

Check out these profiles of just a few of the amazing runners in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon:

The Timmons Family, a family with a heart for children and their loved ones
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The Timmons family are running for Team Texas Children's Hospital.

Bill Crook, who proves age is just a number
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He may be 82-years-old, but Bill Crook says running helps him feel like a man in his 20s.

Gia Saman, the youngest runner in the half marathon
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Gia Saman has succeeded her older brother as the youngest runner in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon at the age of 7.

Chris Winski and Laine Zizka, the 2016 Houston Marathon Foundation scholarship recipients
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Chris Winski, 19, and Laine Zizka are the 2016 scholarship recipients from the Houston Marathon Foundation.

Team Christopher, running in memory of a young leukemia patient
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Team Christopher runs the Chevron Houston Marathon in memory of a loved one with leukemia.

David and Molly Upton, the Marathon Bride and Groom
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David and Molly Upton were married at the 2011 marathon.

Wellesley Fraser, inspired by her son to run
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Wellesely Fraser says she's running so her son never forgets he can do anything.

Jarrett LeBlanc, the small-town runner with big dreams
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When Jarrett first discovered cross country, he was without a coach at his tiny high school.


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