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Brain Cancer Patient pushing his daughter in a stroller wins Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon
Veteran carries U.S. flag as he runs 50th marathon
Felix Lugo finished his 50th full marathon at the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon and Kinsel Ford 5K today. Felix has run over 27 of them carrying this flag. See the full story on the ABC news affiliate KBMT12 at the link below:
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Relive the rush of the original Spindletop Lucas Gusher by running in The Gusher marathon, half-marathon, and 5k. This is a flat, fast USATF Sanctioned/ Certified, Boston Qualifier course that provides a great opportunity for a new PR.Join us in the fight against obesity. We have a distance for everyone. If you can walk three miles, you can be part of the rush.
Use The Gusher as motivation to start your new exercise program today. This is your chance to shed those unwanted pounds; to fit into a new dress or pair of pants; to improve your health; to recreate yourself. Start today and let The Gusher be your fitness goal for March 10, 2012.
Volunteers & Schools:
If you would like to volunteer for The
Gusher, please contact us. You can also complete the volunteer form and send it to us. Students interested in earning service hours, please complete the volunteer form and submit it to us. There will be a volunteer sign in tent the morning of the race. We invite any bands, cheer squads, drill teams, or student organizations who wish to be on the run course to cheer on the runners. Please contact us if you are interested.
Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, TX. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindeltop struck oil, at a depth of 1,139 feet. The Lucas Gusher, often referred to as the Lucas Geyser, blew oil over 150 feet in the air at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day. It took nine days before the well was brought under control.
As the first major oil field
located in the United States, the well tripled the entire oil
production capability of the United States overnight.
Spindletop was the largest gusher the world had seen and catapulted Beaumont into one of the United States' first oil-field boomtowns. This cheap oil helped to fuel the incredible industrial expansion of the United States over the last 100 years.
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