People who don’t run — and some who do — often have misconceptions about what makes someone a “real runner.”

Hanging out at the finish line of last Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon is a sure way to dispel those misconceptions: thousands of runners of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities earned their medals for covering either 13.1 or 26.2 miles.

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