Kara Goucher is running the World Championships marathon in Berlin! Her coach, Alberto Salazar, her husband, Adam, her team and Nike met right after the Boston marathon. In a tremendous interview, done exclusively for Track & Field News, by one of our favorite track writers, Sieg Lindstrom, it is apparent that Kara and her team feel that she has something more to give this year in the marathon. She will be taking a break after Berlin. To read the interview, please click: http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/display_article.php?id=31339
EME NEWS (MAY 7, 2009)
Goucher for Berlin
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Track and Field News website informs that Kara Goucher changed her mind and plans to run the marathon at World Championships in Berlin. “We just decided it was what I needed for my professional career,” Goucher told T&FN in a telephone interview, “so I submitted my name to USATF and I have been selected so I’m doing it. I’m going to run the marathon in Berlin.” Goucher, whose 2:25:53 race to 3rd place at last fall’s New York City Marathon was the fastest-ever debut by a U.S. woman, had planned after her followup 3rd-place run in Boston last month to take a break from marathoning for a time and possibly start a family with husband Adam. But finishing within 9 seconds of the win in the tactical Boston race after leading for most of the closing stages left her hungry for more.
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