Mother training for half marathon to honor daughter who passed away days before race

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Monday, January 10, 2022
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Diana Izaguirre isn't running the Aramco Half Marathon for herself. She wants to cross the finish line to honor her daughter who passed away five years ago.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Diana Izaguirre doesn't consider herself a runner. Her daughter was the one who loved it, and was so proud to cross each finish line.

But five years ago, Diana's daughter passed away just days before her first Chevron Houston Marathon.

To honor her daughter's "angel-versary", Diana is now training for the Aramco Half Marathon.

Diana said, "It kind of brings me closer to her. When I'm out there, I think of her and I'm like her and I can hear her telling me 'Keep going, keep going. And I'm looking forward to doing that on race day."