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Goucher Leads U.S. Marathon Squad Heading To Daegu

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 18, 2011
Kara Goucher hopes to secure a medal for Team USA in Daegu, South Korea. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Kara Goucher hopes to secure a medal for Team USA in Daegu, South Korea. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Forty-seven-year-old masters ace Colleen De Reuck is on the team as well.

The 2009 third-place finisher at the Boston Marathon, Kara Goucher, will be spearheading the United States’ women’s team that will compete in the World Championship Marathon in Daegu, South Korea in September. Joining Goucher is Tera Moody who set a PR at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:30:53). Colleen De Reuck is also on the team. De Reuck, 47 years old, set a new course record last year at the Copenhagen Marathon when she ran 2:30:51.

Rounding out the five person team are Kathy Newberry and Alissa McKaig, thanks to their top-five finishes at the 2010 USA Women’s Marathon Championships last fall in New York City.

Nick Arciniaga leads the men’s contingent. He ran 2:11:30 at the Chevron Houston Marathon in January. Joining him are Jeffrey Eggleston and Sergio Reyes.

Reyes was the winner at the men’s championships at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last year, while Eggleston finished seven seconds behind. Just last week,Eggleston won the Pittsburgh Marathon. He was expected to perform pacemaking duties, but ended up running the entire marathon.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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