Injured Kara Goucher Withdraws From London Race

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 5, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM UTC
Kara Goucher has an injured hip, but still hopes to be healthy for the World Championships

Kara Goucher has an injured hip, but still hopes to be healthy for the World Championships. Photo:

Her hip has flared up, but she still hopes to make Worlds.

She was supposed to run the 5000m at the Aviva London Grand Prix, but Kara Goucher has recently withdrawn her name from the start list. Goucher, a 2008 Olympian told Runner’s World’s Peter Gambaccini that her hip “flared”, which is the reason for her withdrawal. She then stated that she needed to get an MRI and so wouldn’t make it to London. She later confirmed this in an email on Monday. “No London. Heading back to Portland to be with my therapists. Still hoping for World Championships,” she penned.

Goucher has qualified to represent the United States at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea in the 10,000m event. She placed second at the U.S. Outdoor Championships in June.

In early 2010, Goucher became pregnant and took a season off. After her son, Colt, was born, she reentered competition at the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. At the 2011 New York City Half Marathon she placed third, clocking 1:09:03.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at 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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