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Adam Goucher Returning To Competition

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 5, 2011
A new father, Adam Goucher will be lacing up his racing flats again in September. Photo: RunColo

A new father, Adam Goucher will be lacing up his racing flats again in September. Photo: RunColo

He hopes to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

In a recent interview with the running-themed Web site, RunColo, former American Olympian and husband of Kara Goucher, Adam, disclosed that he is going to be lacing up his racing flats again.

“As for competitive running, it is so difficult to let go of that dream when I still feel the same competitive fire burning away in my mind,” Goucher said. He noted that training with wife, Kara, has helped him lower his intensity while still logging 100 miles a week. “I feel like my body has hardened and is ready to up the intensity,” he admitted.

Goucher stated that he is aiming to qualify for the U.S. 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston by running a qualifying time in the half marathon this September.

“If I can get in that race healthy, anything can happen!” he exclaimed.

Goucher, a former University of Colorado standout, has struggled with injuries his whole career. In the interview, he discloses that refusing to listen to his body cost himself  ”the opportunity to progress consistently.”

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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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