Kara Goucher is racing her first marathon in nearly 3 years at the Chevron Houston Marathon


Kara Goucher is a World Championship silver medalist at 10,000 meters. Kara Goucher is also a two time Olympian (2008 and 2012). Her attempt at the marathon gave her a heartr breaking fourth place finish in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. When I caught up with Kara last month in San Antonio, she was relaxed and confident, having put in some good training since Colt, her son, began school in the fall. " I took runs from 4 miles to 12 miles, " Kara Goucher had told me. She also noted how excited she was to run Chevron Houston. In San Antonio, Kara Goucher finished 3rd in 1:15:59.

Kara Goucher.jpgKara Goucher, photo courtesy of Colorado Running Magazine

One month later, Kara Goucher is about to run her first marathon in nearly 3 years, which finds her healthy and positive. Kara Goucher is 40 years old now, and she is running relaxed. We wish her much luck, thinking that she may be in 2:36 to 2:40 shape.

Kara Goucher is one of the most popular women athletes in social media. The 2 time Olympian writes with emotion and care, and many women runners appreciate the young mom juggling family, and career.

Good luck Kara!

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