Kara Goucher’s first time racing in her hometown as a professional turned into a victory party as the former Duluth resident won the women’s race at the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships.
Goucher, 33, ran the fastest ever women’s time on the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon course – 1 hour, 9 minutes and 46 seconds. Headed for the Summer Olympics in London to race in the Aug. 5 marathon, she captured the national title and $14,000 in prize money – $12,000 for first place and an additional $2,000 bonus for a time under 1:10:00.
Goucher, Abdirahman Join Field for June 16 National Title Event
The road to London will soon take a journey through Duluth for a pair of U.S. Olympians.
Kara Goucher and Abdi Abdirahman officially have registered for the USA Half Marathon Championships to be held June 16 in Duluth as part of Grandma’s Marathon weekend.
The field for the 2012 Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk has reached its capacity and registration is now closed.
Pre-race training seminar to feature Andrew Carlson
(Duluth, Minn.) If you are training for a race during June’s Grandma's Marathon weekend, then you won’t want to miss the annual Gearing Up for Grandma's pre-race seminar on Saturday, March 10. This free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Essentia Health’s First Street Building is a valuable training resource for both first-timers and veteran runners.