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Goucher Gives Birth To Baby Boy

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 26, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM UTC

Kara and Colton are both doing well, says new dad Adam Goucher.

Written by: David Monti
(c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

World championships bronze medalist Kara Goucher became a mother for the first time on Saturday, as she and husband Adam welcomed Colton “Colt” Mirko Goucher into the world.  Colton weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. (3.2 kg).

“Mom and baby are doing very good but they are really tired!,” Adam Goucher wrote in an e-mail to friends.

Goucher, 32, competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, doubling in the 5,000 meters (9th place) and the 10,000 meters (10th place).  She took the bronze medal in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics at 10,000 meters in Osaka in 2007.  In last year’s world championships she ran the marathon, instead, finishing tenth.  Adam Goucher, 35, was an Olympian in 2000 at 5,000 meters, finishing 13th.

The Gouchers live in Portland, Ore., where they are coached by three-time ING New York City Marathon champion Alberto Salazar.

For More: Duluth News Tribune

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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