Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sports Illustrated reports Kara Goucher wants to run the London Marathon...

Here's a link to a report from Sports Illustrated stating that Portland's Kara Goucher (left/file photo by Paul Merca), who finished third in Monday's Boston Marathon, wants to run Sunday's London Marathon.

The story, written by the Associated Press, states that Goucher felt that she only went for a jog followed by a hard 10k.

In Monday's Boston Marathon, Goucher ran 2:32:25 to finish third, off her personal best of 2:25:53, set in New York last fall. She was in contention with less than a mile to go after leading from miles 20 to 25, but was unable to respond when winner Salina Kosgei and defending champ Dire Tune accelerated onto Boylston Street less than 800 meters from the finish line.

Monday's Boston Marathon was marred by an unusually slow early pace that kept a larger group of women in contention than what many experts projected, given that the field boasted several of the world's top female marathon runners, including last year's winner, Dire Tune, 2007 Boston champion Lidiya Grigoryeva and top Ethiopian Bizunesh Bekele.

Kenya's Salina Kosgei won in 2:32:16 and last year's champion, Dire Tune, finished second by a one-second margin. The win was the slowest Boston victory since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach won the 1985 edition in 2:34:06.

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