Olympic Spotlight: Kara Goucher

Olympic Spotlight: Kara Goucher

Olympic Spotlight: Kara Goucher



Bronze Medalist at 2007 World Championships
2008 Olympic Trials 5k Champion
3-time USA Championships 10k Runner-up
9th place finish in the 5k at 2008 Olympic Games
10th place finish in the 10k at 2008 Olympic Games
9th place finish in the Marathon at 2009 World Championships
3rd place finish in the Marathon at 2012 Olympic Trials


 Interview After Bronze Medal at 2007 World Championships 
 
 

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 In one of her first big time performances back in 2007, Kara capped off an incredible year and made her mark in the 10k at the 2007 World Championships where she finished 3rd in a time of 32:02.05.  Flotrack caught up with her after her breakthrough race to talk about her performance and believing in herself as a 10k contender. 

February 2011 Workout Wednesday 

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Throughout the years, Kara Goucher has navigated the long road of her running career with patience and assistance from her support system of family, friends, and coaches.  In this Workout Wednesday episode from February 2nd, 2011, Kara tackled a 5k at the Husky Invitational and followed it up with some 1200 meter repeats on the track.  At this point in the year, Kara was coming back from giving birth to her first child, Colt in the fall and was logging big miles in preparation for the 2011 Boston Marathon. She made her big comeback in April 2011 with a 5th place finish and a huge personal best of 2:24:52 at Boston. Check out this past episode of Workout Wednesday and watch Kara in the process of her comeback with the support of her husband Adam Goucher, their son Colt, and assistant coach Steve Magness. 

Interview after 3rd Place Finish at 2012 US Marathon Trials

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In January 2012, Kara raced in the 2012 US Marathon Trials and finished 3rd to make her second Olympic team. After a year of ups and downs, coaching changes, and injuries, Kara accomplished her goal of making her second Olympic team and punched her ticket to London. 



Don't miss Kara as she makes her Olympic Marathon debut on August 5th 5:00am CT at the 2012 London Olympic Games!




Bowerman Awards Photo Gallery

Johanna Gretschel 2017 Bowerman Award finalists

Last night, the USTFCCCA named Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon and Christian Coleman of the University of Tennessee as the 2017 Bowerman Award Winners. Rogers, the NCAA record holder for 800m, is the third women's winner from Oregon, and Coleman, the NCAA 60m and 100m record holder, is the first-ever winner for the Volunteers. Check out the photo gallery from the evening in Phoenix, Arizona below; watch interviews and highlights from the event here.

Christian Coleman Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

Raevyn Rogers Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

NXN Champ Katelyn Tuohy To Attempt H.S. 5K Record LIVE on FloTrack

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Nike Cross National champion Katelyn Tuohy has just one more 5K on her schedule, and that one will be the fastest of them all. On Saturday, January 20, LIVE ON FLOTRACK, she will toe the line at the VA Showcase in a special section of the 5K with the sole purpose of taking down Brie Oakley's 15:55 national record. 

Ruby Stauber To Transfer From LSU To Oregon

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After a standout freshman season with LSU, Ruby Stauber will take her talents to the Pacific Northwest to compete for the University of Oregon. A since-deleted tweet from the Wayzata High School girls cross country account first made the announcement, and FloTrack later confirmed it with Stauber.

'Just Wait,' Fred Kerley Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

Who's No. 1? FloTrack Tackles The Katelyn Tuohy vs Claudia Lane Debate

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If you've paid the slightest modicum of attention to high school girls cross country this season, you know the names Katelyn Tuohy and Claudia Lane. 

2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.