Couples Update… Running Style

18 Nov

This is the second part of our feature about pro running couples in the world. 

Welcome Adam and Kara Goucher to the series. Two very experienced and decorated runners.

Kara Goucher:

Long Distance

Colorado

Personal Records…

5k: 14:55

Half-Marathon: 1:06:57

Marathon: 2:24:52

In college, Kara was an outstanding runner which led to multiple outdoor championships and other top 10 finishes. In the 2008 Olympics, she ran the 10k in a time of 30:15:16 which put her in tenth. In 2011, she ran the Boston Marathon (after having a baby a couple years earlier) and came in 5th which set a personal record of 2:24:52.

Adam Goucher:

Distance

Colorado

Personal Records…

1 Mile: 3:54

2 Mile: 8:12

5k: 13:10

Maybe the lesser known runner in the couple, but still a crazy runner. He was ranked among the best in his competitions many times for the USA, but had to deal with many injuries along the way. In 2008, he failed to reach a time good enough to qualify for the olympics. In 1993, as a high schooler, he did win the Foot Locker Nation High School Cross Country Championship.

 

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2 Responses to “Couples Update… Running Style”

  1. Lois Ott November 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    You forgot to mention that Adam was a 2000 Olympian in the 5k in addition to many high school, NCAA & National titles along the way!!

  2. runnerjosh November 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hey!

    I know I did not mention all of those titles but I wanted to just talk about a couple!

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